The directors of a vape shop have been fined for selling a nicotine product to an underage customer.
Cloud Chaser Limited, of High Street, Blackwood, trading as Infinity Mist, pleaded guilty to a number of offences after selling vape juice to a 15-year-old.
The case was heard at Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court last month and related to three separate offences in relation to the sale in August 2018.
Two offences, under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, related to the lack of labelling and instructions for the vape juice.
The company was fined a total of £660, ordered to pay a surcharge of £66 and costs of £509.40 to Caerphilly Trading Standards.
Directors Mohammed Shehzad Ghani, 38, from Newport, and Fesal Sohail, 27, from Cwmbran, were both 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.”