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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UK Regulation of Electronic Cigarette: Good or Bad?

The MHRA is proposing to licence Electronic Cigarette manufacturers in the UK. Their consultation document suggests that this will reduce the number of manufacturers by 50%. To be precise, the MHRA document suggests: ‘…all NCPs [Nicotine Containing Products] should be classified as medicinal products and all unlicensed NCPs be removed from the market within 21 …

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