Vape shop closed for selling illegal vapes

6 September 2023
Thurrock Council Trading Standards officers have secured a closure order against a vape shop that was found to be selling illegal vapes to potentially underage customers.
Basildon Magistrates granted a closure order against Vape-E-Licious, St Chads Road, Tilbury, during a hearing on Tuesday 5 September.
Trading Standards officers found and confiscated illegal vapes from the shop during a visit in June 2023, only to return to a few weeks later and find the business selling a supply of the illicit e-cigarettes from the boot of a car.