A VAPING shop has been prosecuted for selling vape juice to an underage person.

Cloud Chaser Limited, trading as Infinity Mist at High Street, Blackwood, pleaded guilty to a number of offences including selling nicotine vape juice to a 15-year-old at Cwmbran Magistrates Court on April 8.

The hearing related to three separate offences in relation to the sale last August.

The company was fined £660, ordered to pay a surcharge of £66 and costs of £509.40 to Caerphilly Trading Standards who took the case to the court.

The other two offences related to the lack of labelling the vape juice as containing nicotine. Both the container and the information leaflet did not mention nicotine.


Directors of the Company, Mohammed Shehzad Ghani, 38, from Newport, and Fesal Sohail, 27, from Cwmbran, both pleaded guilty to the two offences in relation to the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, in that they were responsible for the offences committed by Cloud Chaser Limited as a result of their neglect.

Each Director was fined £250, ordered to pay a surcharge of £30 and both paid Trading Standards costs of £400.

Cllr Eluned Stenner, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection said, “As a council we are committed in making sure the Caerphilly county borough is a healthy, safe and fair place to live. Our Trading Standards department is crucial in making sure this happens by stopping crime and disorder through prosecutions like this.”

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