MHRA Aims for End Of E-Cigarettes In the UK, But Don’t Panic – Yet!

Apologies for the late update on what’s happening in the UK. There was a media frenzy yesterday, with all the usual misinformation, and I was tied up handling media enquiries (including a live interview on Sky!) What’s happened: There’s a lot of misinformation out there at the moment. In fact, one of our shop managers […]

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MHRA Electronic Cigarette Decision Good News for UK Vapers

On non-smoking day (or double-up smoking day, depending on your preference) electronic cigarette users have reason to celebrate. In an extremely positive piece of news for the UK electronic cigarette industry the UK Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have announced what they are going to do about the electronic cigarette. Nothing. At least […]

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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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MHRA/Electronic Cigarette Conflict of Interest Email

An open letter to the MHRA. Dear Amanda As you know, there is a conflict of interest between large pharmaceutical companies involved in a multi-billion dollar smoking cessation market and the electronic cigarette. Many smokers will now turn to electronic cigarettes instead of using quit smoking aids. As smoking aids have a low long term […]

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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 […]

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Why shouldn’t the MHRA and the FDA regulate the electronic cigarette?

The title of this blog post was a question left on a comment by a user the other day. Here’s our answer! Already regulated Firstly, there is an assumption that the e-cigarette is not currently regulated. In contrast, the electronic cigarette is already regulated by Trading Standards in the UK. Trading Standards officers have already […]

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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 […]

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Our Letter of Complaint to the MHRA

We have made an official letter of complaint about the MHRA, sending the complaint to the Minister of Health, Vince Cable, Coalition Business secretary and everyone else we can think of. You can read the letter below: Dear Sir, I am writing to you to make you aware of the grave concerns we have over […]

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