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    The Doctors of Europe got together and.....

    Came up with this "letter to the editor", signed by 13 of their finest, including Dr Farsalinos. Apologies if it's already been reported here, but I think this is brilliant and worth reading again, even if you have already. It was a letter just like this one, signed by 10 Doctors I think, which got the flavouring chemical diacetyl banned in the USA without any further studying of it. This letter was printed in the Financial Times, and you can find it here, but you have to sign up, so I'm doing a copy and paste in case people don't care to sign up to World business, finance, and political news from the Financial Times - FT.com


    E-cigarettes are helping smokers
    From Prof Gerry Stimson and others.
    Sir, Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the EU: 29 per cent of adults smoke, with 700,000 premature deaths each year. While conventional stop-smoking approaches have lingered, e-cigarettes are helping smokers move to a safer alternative with an estimated 7m-12m users in the EU.

    The positive story of the e-cigarette could soon come to an abrupt end. The EU Tobacco Products Directive proposed to regulate e-cigarettes as medicines. Medicines regulation is costly, lengthy, anti-competitive and stifles innovation. It would drive most current products off the market. The European parliament turned down this proposal, favouring consumer regulation. The European Commission now proposes an amendment that defines e-cigarettes as tobacco-related products (which they are not) and includes: bans on flavourings (an important part of the user experience); arbitrary low limits on strength and content of nicotine allowed; bans on refillable products (which many consumers prefer); and advertising bans the same as for tobacco cigarettes. These proposals would limit the market and consumer appeal.
    Regulating e-cigarettes in this way would make it easier to market tobacco cigarettes than the much safer e-cigarettes. We urge the European parliament to resist this attempt to introduce medicines regulation by the back door.
    Prof Gerry Stimson, Emeritus Professor, Imperial College London, UK
    Prof Peter Hajek, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Barts and Queen Mary University, London, UK
    Dr Lynne E Dawkins, University of East London, UK
    Dr Miroslaw Dworniczak, Poznan, Poland
    Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Greece and University Hospital Gathuisberg, Belgium
    Prof Riccardo Polosa, Director of the Institute for Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology, University of Catania, Italy
    Dr Michal Kozlowski, eSmoking Institute, Poznan, Poland
    Prof Demetrios Kouretas, School of Health Sciences and Vice Rector of University of Thessaly, Greece
    Dr Jacques Le Houezec, Consultant in Public Health, Rennes, France
    Dr Gérard Mathern, Saint-Chamond, France
    Dr Philippe Presles, Institut Moncey, Paris, France
    Prof Andrzej Sobczak, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland
    Prof Aristides Tsatsakis, University of Crete, Greece

    Here is the link, if you do wish to check it out yourself, and you can sign up for 8 free articles per month. E-cigarettes are helping smokers - FT.com
    I didn't know, but this is where they take the "footsie" rank/rate/thing from on the news each day! I think it's spelled ftse though I'm more into Grass Roots than the Financial Times lol
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    Yeah I found this on FB a few weeks ago. It's great, isn't it?
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    Wow, Essie, FB is good.. it was only published to FT on 1st December lol

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    There must be another one then, very similar. Set out pretty much the same. I shared it, so I'll go find it.
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    That's a good article, and spells it out pretty plainly. Even if these governments don't listen to what these scholars are saying it will give people even more proof that they're on the take. Ecigs ARE THE NEXT GENERATION CIGARETTE

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    lozza 82, spud and Rossco like this.
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