Two women charged over vaping baby

Two women have been charged after videos of a toddler vaping were posted on social media.

The Daily Record reported that the footage, filmed in Ayrshire, showed a child, thought to be aged between one and two, inhaling from a pink vape as adults watch.

Another video showed the youngster coughing after using the vape.

Police Scotland said the women were charged on Saturday. A spokesman said: “Two women, both aged 19 years, are the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal. The child is safe and well.”

Siobhian Brown, the Ayrshire MSP, who is also the Scottish community safety minister, told the newspaper: “I was horrified to watch the footage of a toddler vaping on social media. Vapes are not harmless and contain nicotine and dangerous toxins that could damage young developing lungs.

“I would hope this is an isolated incident and most responsible parents would know the dangers involved.

“I have had concerns for several years with the increase of youth vaping, especially with the attractive different flavours and the accessibility of disposable vapes.

“The Scottish Government is bringing in welcome legislation to ban disposable vapes next year.”

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