Plans to ban e-cig in enclosed public places in Wales are dropped

The Welsh Government will not try to ban the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public spaces.

Speaking on BBC Radio Wales this morning Carwyn Jones said "there is no point including the provisions on e-cigs when we know they are not going to get through."

Read about the history of the e-cig battle here

Vaping has become increasingly popular Credit: ITV Wales

The previous Health minister Mark Drakeford worried about the impact e-cigs could have on children fearing they could be used as a 'gateway' to traditional smoking.

That wasn't the view of many anti smoking groups including Cancer Research UK, ASH and Tenovus.

He included plans to restrict them in a Public Health Bill in the last Assembly, but that failed to get enough support to become law law.

Now the First Minister confirms the proposals won't be coming back.

"There is no point trying to bang our heads against a brick wall when it comes to e-cigs."

– Carwyn Jones speaking to BBC Radio Wales