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    Big Pharma and little e-cigarettes

    Looks like they're starting to bleed ...

    One of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies has warned lawmakers that electronic cigarettes could act as a “gateway to tobacco” .

    The leaked correspondence from GlaxoSmithKline, whose nicotine patches, gums and lozenges are being undermined by the burgeoning e-cigarette market, reveals the opposition from the pharmaceutical industry to impending regulation of e-cigarettes across the European Union.

    The pharmaceutical industry wants medicines licences to be mandatory for e-cigarettes, as they are for nicotine products. Instead, the EU is set to introduce a system in which e-cigarette companies can opt in for medicines regulation or be regulated in a similar way to traditional cigarettes.

    In the letter sent to Jane Ellison, the Health Minister, last October, GSK warned that a “two-tier nicotine system” in Europe would “seriously disadvantage proven nicotine replacement therapy products”.
    Velvet Glove, Iron Fist: Big Pharma and little e-cigarettes

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    and some more on this ...

    Leaked correspondence between major pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline and EU regulators have revealed that the company is seeking harsh regulations against electronic cigarettes. This comes as no surprise to many electronic cigarettes community members and business leaders who have long suspected major pharmaceuticals companies would view the products as a threat to their smoking cessation profits.

    As reported by British daily newspaper The Times, Glaxo is arguing that electronic cigarettes could serve as a gateway to smoking. It’s their hope that all e-cig companies be required to obtain medicines licences — which is very nearly a death sentence for most small- and medium-sized companies. All in all, it’s clear this is a measured effort designed to impede the electronic cigarette industry so that other cessation products can continue to sell.
    GlaxoSmithKline Warns EU Lawmakers That E-Cigs May Be Tobacco Gateway | Ecig Advanced News

    Also this that turned up in the comments ...

    So Glaxo oppose e-cigarettes huh?

    Well, I oppose their Seroxat birth defects, Seroxat suicides, horrific Seroxat withdrawal along with all their other drugs and vaccines that have harmed and killed men, women and children over the years.

    Get your e-cigarettes online...it won't be too long before the MHRA join forces and call for a ban folks.

    Footnote:

    According to GlaxoSmithKline's disclosure of contributions for the years 2009, 2010, 2011 and for the first two quarters of 2012, eight anti-smoking groups which have all called for a ban on electronic cigarettes received nearly $1.4 million during the period 2009-2012 from GlaxoSmithKline alone.

    The contributions by organization are as follows:

    American Cancer Society: $602,010
    American Lung Association: $143,461
    Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence: $5,000
    Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: $400,000
    American Heart Association: $115,000
    American Medical Association: $15,000
    American Academy of Pediatrics: $65,075
    American Legacy Foundation: $10,000

    Total: $1.36 million
    SEROXAT SUFFERERS - STAND UP AND BE COUNTED: Quit Smoking the Safe Way - Glaxo Oppose.

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    If government thought for one *minute* that vaping was a gateway to tobacco, they’d pay strippers to give them out on the streets. If BP thought for one *minute* that vaping was a gateway to smoking they would loan governments their strippers!

    Silly Pharma-twaticals...

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    they're missing the point. If ecigs become unavailable, doesnt equate to smokers using their products. I spent two years on nic gum and I aint doing that again. Im also sick of hearing about "proven" nrt. the only thing thats proven is it does not work for the majority of smokers.
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