Vapes should be kept out of reach of children in stores, and the legal minimum age of 18 should be clearly marked on each product, according to English councils.
They claim that too many children are being illegally sold vapes with fruity flavors and colorful packaging.
Doctors have warned of the potential long-term effects of vaping on the lungs and have called for stricter packaging and advertising regulations.
Only smokers who want to quit smoking should use vapes.
Only those over the age of 18 in the UK can purchase vapes or e-cigarettes.
However, vaping is becoming increasingly popular among teenagers, who frequently use disposable single-use products such as Elf and Geek bars.
They are available in a variety of flavors and colors, are promoted on social media, and can be purchased in a variety of High Street stores such as newsagents and mobile phone outlets. They are around £5.
The Local Government Association (LGA), which represents councils in England, is calling for vaping products to be sold in plain packaging and kept out of reach and sight of children behind shop counters, as cigarettes are.
Vapes or e-cigarettes are less dangerous than cigarettes because they do not contain harmful tobacco or emit harmful tar or carbon monoxide from tobacco smoke.
They do, however, typically contain the addictive substance nicotine, and if the devices used are illegal, they may also contain potentially dangerous levels of that and other ingredients. According to health experts, vaping is not risk-free.