VPZ, the UK’s largest vaping retailer, has announced that it will open 15 new stores by the end of 2023.
The new stores will offer specialist stop smoking advice to local communities throughout England, Wales, and Scotland, increasing the specialist’s UK footprint to over 160 stores.
The growth comes amidst VPZ’s launch of its new vape recycling service in partnership with WasteCare across all its stores in response to the rising environmental concern over disposable vapes. The service is open to all vapers, as anyone can visit any store within the VPZ network and dispose safely of their vaping devices or e-cigarettes.
VPZ is pushing ahead with growth at a time when the UK is moving towards ambitions to be Smoke Free by 2030.
Doug Mutter, Director, said: “As the UK’s leading vaping specialist, we are spearheading the fight against the nation’s number one killer – smoking.
“Our plans to open fifteen new stores and the launch of our vape recycling service reflect our ambition to help more smokers take the first steps on their quit journey and properly address the environmental impact of disposable vapes.
“There has been a rising concern of disposable vapes on our environment, as more and more devices are being discarded in our community areas.
“Our innovative recycling service is a definitive step in cleaning up local spaces throughout the country and educating adult vapers on being responsible and using more sustainable vaping products.”