No MHRA Decision On E-Cigarettes This Month

Earlier this month we wrote to the MHRA asking when a decision will be made on whether the e-cigarette will be regulated as a medicine. The MHRA wrote back to us saying the decision was expected this month. Today we wrote again asking for confirmation of this: Dear Mr Mean Thank you again for your […]

Continue Reading →

MHRA E-Cig Decision To Be Communicated This Month

We recently complained to the MHRA (and other individuals and bodies) about their electronic cigarette consultation process. You can read the full complaint here: MHRA E-Cig Consultation Complaint. The MHRA have now told us that the announcement will be made this month. You can see the full text of the MHRA’s email below: Dear Ms […]

Continue Reading →

FDA E-Cig Warnings in America

The FDA have ordered 5 e-cigarette websites in America to amend their websites, citing unproven health claims and poor manufacturing processes. According to the FDA all five of the websites made smoking cessation claims. One of the firms is called E-CigaretteDirect – this is NOT our company, but an American company with the same name! […]

Continue Reading →

GSK Ignoring MHRA On Heart Attack Drug

In a secret meeting MHRA recently voted to remove a drug which causes heart attacks in the UK. But  their decision was never made public – and its instructions are being ignored by British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline. Panorama last night revealed that Avandia, a drug which costs 20 times as much as older diabetes treatment, […]

Continue Reading →

Electronic Cigarettes and Breast Cancer

Lab study spun to show alarming results, but study of 63,000 women suggests no risk I noticed a rather alarming article the other day suggesting that nicotine can cause breast cancer. We already know that in labatory conditions nicotine can accelerate the growth of cancer. (As we saw in our recent article on nicotine on […]

Continue Reading →

Have you quit smoking with the electronic cigarette?

Have you managed to quit smoking with the e-cigarette? If so, scientists in America want to hear from you. The American Council on Smoking and Health are looking for smokers who have managed to quit using the electronic cigarette. Dispatch: A question for our Dispatch readers ACSH staffers would like to know if you or […]

Continue Reading →

Chantix/Champix: Are the success rates true?

I’ve been writing an article for another website on the best way to quit smoking (the Allen Carr method wins) and started looking up statistics for Chantix/Champix. A search quickly throws About.com’s page on Chantix, which seems impressive. According to Terry Martin’s article on the subject users achieved a 22% abstinence rate. Terry didn’t mention […]

Continue Reading →

Leaked Letter: MHRA decision made before consultation

The MHRA are supposed to be holding a consultation on what to do with the electronic cigarette. Yet according to a leaked trading standards letter the decision has already been made – before the end of the consultation! The letter, which was sent to us by Kate of Vaper’s Network, states: “The outcome will be […]

Continue Reading →