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REPEAT OFFENDER: Edgware business fined for second time over selling vapes to children

 Published on: 3rd May 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

An Edgware business has been fined more than £5,000 for selling vapes to children for the second time.

Fone Us Edgware Ltd was handed the fine by Willesden Magistrates’ Court on March 21, after being caught selling vapes to two 14-year-olds by Barnet Council’s Trading Standards team.

Director Sheroz Talib pleaded guilty on behalf of the company to a charge of selling nicotine products to persons aged under 18 years old.

The Trading Standards officers were not satisfied that adequate training had taken place to prevent such sales from happening to children, whose health can be affected through vaping.

Mr Talib apologised for the sale and stated that training is provided and that he has signs to that effect in the shop. He added that he had sacked the employee who sold the vapes.

A Barnet Council spokesperson said: “Whilst we are pleased that the total costs to be paid for this offence are £5,228, it is disappointing that this trader had not learnt from his previous conviction where he was fined a total of £3,334.

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