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Thread: MHRA confirms e-cigarettes are not medicinal products but they still face a ban!

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    MHRA confirms e-cigarettes are not medicinal products but they still face a ban!

    The lunatics have taken over the asylum ...............

    Totally Wicked has obtained written confirmation from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that none of its current product range is a medicine or a medicinal device, and that it does not need to obtain medicines marketing authorisations for its products. Notwithstanding that, the MHRA has stated that if MEPs vote for the EU's draft Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in its current form on the 10th of September, it will require Totally Wicked from 2016 to market the same products as medicines and obtain such authorisations. In other words, it would have to seek medicines licences for products the MHRA has confirmed are not medicines. This is the clearest statement yet that currently available e-cigarette products will be banned from 2016 if the TPD passes into law.

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    "seek marketing authorisation from the MHRA under the Medicinal Products Directive" is hardly a ban....

    Reading this it seems as though MHRA expect that e-cigs WILL be classed as medical devices/medicines and as such will be able to be regulated as such.

    But of course, I'm reading this off Facebook... so it means very little if anything at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeind View Post
    "seek marketing authorisation from the MHRA under the Medicinal Products Directive" is hardly a ban....

    Reading this it seems as though MHRA expect that e-cigs WILL be classed as medical devices/medicines and as such will be able to be regulated as such.

    But of course, I'm reading this off Facebook... so it means very little if anything at all.
    If the law passes it the same as a ban, because vendors will need to get authorisation to sell as medical, seeing as the cost to get said authority is around the 250,000 pound mark per item, no small to medium sized vendor will be able to afford that...
    I do have faith that it will not pass...
    here is a new clip from ITV in England as part of a VTTV show the clip starts about the 4.20 mark into the vid, as you can see there is a growing MP support for E-cigs to remain as they are..

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    Nothing's wrong about regulating nicotine liquids like medical products.

    Mandatory standard lab equipment for making ejuice, clean lab benches, clean rooms etc etc are a good thing.

    The problem is the mandatory licencing that would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for a single bottle of ejuice. Raising the barrier to market entry so high means the only compnaies that can enter the game are Big Tobacco and Big Pharma.

    And both of them have an incentive to make the entire ecig industry flop. They make much more money selling their leaf and patches. Strict Medical regulation would be the end of the ecig industry.

    A modified medical regulatory framework however, that didnt require such expensive licencing for ejuice products, wouldn't be so bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavinry4 View Post
    And both of them have an incentive to make the entire ecig industry flop. They make much more money selling their leaf and patches.
    Just as they did with US snus.

    Just make it unacceptable for consumers, so they can return to the smoking / NRT merry-go-round.

    It's a very profitable system ....................... for BP and BT.
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    Just watched a vid that old dog posted in another thread the SWOF doco... i nearly fell of ma chair when ewizard rep said they got told by a british govt dept that if medical laws were passed, they would need 900 item authorisations on their products and the cost would be 1.8 billion, yes thats right BILLION pounds! thats what 3.1 Billion AUD just for one store.. how can anyone other than Big Phama or Big Tobacco afford that!!
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