It will be interesting to see what comes from this ......

The E-cigarette Summit

The e-Cigarette Summit will take place at the Royal Society, London on the 12th November 2013 and will provide a vital and timely international opportunity for scientists, policymakers and public health professionals to come together and debate the future of e-cigarettes in context of proposed prohibitions for their sale and the potential impact of categorising e-cigarettes as medical devices rather than consumer products.

E-cigarettes are a relatively new phenomenon the result of a consumer led revolution which has grown rapidly, with sales doubling annually for the last 4 years. Currently there are an estimated 7 million users across Europe and over 1.3 million in the UK alone.

Current proposals contained within the forthcoming EU Tobacco Directive will see Britain and the EU move to regulate e- cigarettes as medical products. This new distinction will have far reaching implications and consequences for the availability and efficacy of e-cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco based products.

The Summit will include presentations and panel debates from leading scientists, public health officials, policy makers and health campaigners and will provide a neutral platform to explore available evidence and issues.
We'll see how neutral the platform turns out to be, but at least we have some pro-vaping representatives in attendance.

E-Cigarette Summit