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Totally Wicked Responds to the European Parliament Decision to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes that Will Cost Lives

July 14, 2013

EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer

E-cigarettes do not do this; they simply deliver clean nicotine without the tar, carbon monoxide, and volatile hot gases of cigarettes. For people who switch from cigarettes, they hugely reduce risk, while satisfying the need for nicotine and some of the behavioural aspects of smoking. Far from helping those smokers who want to switch, medicines regulation will add costs, impose burdens, apply restrictions, and hold back innovation. It may result in many smaller and more innovative producers of electronic cigarettes going out of business. Medicines regulation creates a default prohibition and requirement for approval, leaving tobacco cigarettes as the only easily marketed source of nicotine.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/10/totally-wicked-idUSnBw106333a+100+BSW20130710

Nessa Childers MEP said there had been a strong vote today in her Public Health Committee on the EU tobaccocontroldirective, despite the massive industry lobbying against the law. As co-chair of the MEPs against Cancer forum in the European Parliament, I have campaigned and pressed for this anti-tobacco legislation for a long time, she said. I am delighted that today we voted against the massive negative industry lobbying campaign whichtried to try to delay, block and defeat this legislation.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.thejournal.ie/regulation-electronic-cigarettes-987286-Jul2013/

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