EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’

Electronic Cigarettes Would be Restricted to Certain Pharmacies reports Saudi-un-ny.net

However, the revision of the EU ‘Tobacco Products Directive’ would classify most e-cigarettes as a medicinal product, despite the fact that in the UK alone 25 percent of all attempts to kick the habit are made using e-cigarettes, making them the most popular aid. The European Commission had proposed that e-cigarettes containing 4 milligrammes or more of nicotine must be classed as medicinal products but an EU parliamentary committee went further, voting to classify all e-cigarettes as pharmaceuticals, regardless of the nicotine content. Users of e-cigarettes (known as vapers) have protested, arguing that through e-cigarettes they were able to kick the tobacco habit. They say classifying them as medical devices will mean they must undergo a costly and protracted authorisation processes before marketing.
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Electronic cigarettes could rekindle battles over smoking in public

Seventy percent of those who quit smoking eventually gave up e-cigarettes, too. As evidenced in this study, when people switch to electronic cigarettes, it absolutely makes it easier to quit nicotine use completely, said Michael Siegel, a professor at Boston University School of Public Health who studies e-cigarettes. Its not as simple as saying people are substituting one addiction for another. In fact, Siegel said the quit-rate for e-cigarettes is comparable to rates in other nicotine-replacement therapy studies.
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Citing danger, PMA urges e-cigarettes ban

( EMAILWIRE.COM , July 16, 2013 ) Los Angeles, CA — The decision to regulate electronic cigarettes as medical products by European Parliament angers not only the industry but also its users around the world. According to reports, the vote was intended to restrict young people through mandatory warnings against its use. This as a result, has led manufacturers of several best electronic cigarette brands to believe that, these voting would throw out many companies and would restrict its choice for users. The European Commission have recently made a proposal that e cigarettes that contain four milligrams or more of nicotine must be classed as medicinal products but an EU parliamentary committee came out with a decision to classify all e cigarettes as pharmaceuticals, regardless of the nicotine content. They believe that classifying electronic cigarettes as medicines would compel the brands to undergo a costly and protracted authorization process before delivering it to users. Hence, only tested products would be allowed to advertise as TV commercials.
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