Electronic Cigarettes face bans around the years because … well, I can’t think of any reason other than the threat they pose to numerous revenue streams!
However, they do not have the same legal protection that tobacco cigarettes do.
The scientist, who asked not to be directly quoted, suggested adding 5% of tobacco to the devices, which he claimed would leave them still healthier than 100% tobacco cigarettes – and, as tobacco products, entirely legal!
(Although we might have to face the same taxes that cigarettes now do. As electronic cigarettes can save a (20 a day) smoker upwards of £1500 a year, that might make them a bit more difficult to sell!)