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Electronic Cigarette Regulation – It’s Coming!

On the Electronic Cigarette Forum Rolygate has given a good summary of the situation with electronic cigarette regulation so far. He argues that there is no need for additional regulation. I agree, as Trading Standards is doing a perfectly good job with companies that are based in the UK. Some companies get round regulations by …

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Motivation for anti-ecigarette campaign laid bare

The World Self-Medication Federation has directly attacked the electronic cigarette – and for the first time their motivation has been laid bare. In the past we have had to dig into financial statements for evidence that NRT producers were behind a concerted campaign to discredit the e-cigarette. That digging around found that the anti-smoking organisations …

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WHO conference in Uruguay on e-cigarettes makes little sense

Statements by the WHO/Anti-smoking organisations on the electronic cigarette from a conference in Uruagay appear to make little sense. Quit smoking aid? “The electronic cigarette is presented as an instrument certified to quit smoking but there is no scientific evidence to support this assertion,” said Eduardo Bianco. What we say (and other responsible suppliers) say …

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UK Policy Committee Slams MHRA Over E-Cigarette Consultation

The UK Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) has issued a withering criticism of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)’s consultation letter calling for the regulation of electronic cigarettes as a medicine, pointing out out that there is insufficient evidence that the electronic cigarette poses a risk to public health. The MHRA, while acknowledging the …

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Why do the MHRA want to regulate the electronic cigarette? (And why fags are next!)

MHRA/E Cigarette Update We recently spoke to the MHRA on the topic of electronic cigarettes. It was hard to get much feedback, especially after we told them we were recording the call, as they simply repeated that we should put our comments in writing. However, one of the most interesting points was that the MHRA …

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UK Government: Electronic Cigarettes Save Lives & Money

It’s official: non-regulated nicotine products such as the electronic cigarette save lives. Or to be specific, it can extend smokers’ lives by 3.59 years. The estimate is based on the assessed value of users making a successful quit attempt using the electronic cigarette. The government assumes that the number of people quitting will be the …

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