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    Britain to classify electronic cigarettes as medicines.

    LONDON - Electronic cigarettes, the popular smokeless devices used by millions of people to quit smoking, will be classed as medicines in Britain under new proposals announced on Wednesday.

    The MHRA health products watchdog said it wanted to reassure customers about the quality of e-cigarettes, which are currently used by about 1.3 million people in Britain.

    Britain to classify electronic cigarettes as medicines

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    Should electronic cigarettes be regulated?

    Martin Dockrell, from the campaign group ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) explains why he believes it is right to regulate electronic cigarettes.

    Should electronic cigarettes be regulated? | Anglia - ITV News

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    Electronic Cigarettes and the MHRA Numbers Game.

    ...The MHRA figures published on 12th June indicate that this would cost such a vendor between 25.2 Million and 39 Million with a further recurring annual cost between 6.5 Million and 24.9 Million on licensing alone...

    Electronic Cigarettes and the MHRA Numbers Game - ECCAUK Blog

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    E-cigs harder to get if regulated, fears North East MEP.

    E-cigarettes are an important alternative to tobacco, says Fiona Hall. She is campaigning against EU plans to class e-cigs as "medical products".

    E-cigs harder to get if regulated, fears North East MEP | Europe & You

    Fruedian slip from the interviewer ...... nearly said 'ban'

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    E-cigarette proposals ‘a very bad step’, says East Midlands MEP.

    Bill Newton-Dunn MEP backs their views and is not in favour of the changes in law. Speaking at the petition handover in Brussels, the Lib Dem MEP says he fears the proposals would stop people being able to get hold of e-cigs.

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    West Midlands MEP battles on behalf of e-cigarettes users.

    Ms Sinclaire said: “Users of e-cigarettes have contacted me in their thousands. This community, known as vapers, have been calling for MEPs to block this new legislation as they believe that it will be detrimental to the people who choose to use them.”

    The proposed EU Tobacco Directive aims to make smoking, in all its forms, less attractive to young people to discourage them from taking it up. The draft EU Tobacco Directive seeks to ban e-cigarettes.

    West Midlands MEP battles on behalf of e-cigarettes users (From Dudley News)
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    EU threat to growing demand for 'e-cigs' .

    North West Conservative MEP, Jacqueline Foster, said: "I believe this would result in the solution being too weak for people trying to give up smoking, or would require manufacturers to apply for a costly licence to produce medicinal products.

    EU threat to growing demand for 'e-cigs' | Jacqueline Foster MEP

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    Nottingham lecturer advocates e-cigs.

    Plans to regulate e-cigarettes as medicines would ’kill’ them off, that's according to an academic. Jacques Le Houezec holds an honorary title at Nottingham University and has built his career studying tobacco and nicotine. EU proposals could see e-cigarette classed as "medical products". That would be a mistake, according to Jacques Le Houezec. He says e-cigs have made a revolutionary difference to smokers.


    Nottingham lecturer advocates e-cigs | Europe & You

 

 

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