EU vote on electronic cigarettes ‘makes no sense’

NJOY: The E-Cigarette That Aims To Snuff Out Smoking

Users of e-cigarettes (known as vapers) have protested, arguing that through e-cigarettes they were able to kick the tobacco habit. By Martin Banks in Brussels 4:18PM BST 14 Jul 2013 The vote was intended to make tobacco smoking less attractive to young people through mandatory warnings, minimum pack sizes, and rules on flavourings. 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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Health officials worry about electronic cigarette push in Colorado

Within three days of last summer’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado-based e-cigarette company, VeppoCig.com, offered free trial kits to anyone who had been at the theater and was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. “Above all, we are a company that cares for the health of our customers. We understand that they are going through a difficult time and we want to help,” the company announced.
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RI gov vetoes electronic cigarette legislation

Like the other members of our board and executive team, he recognizes that the cigarette itself isnt the main problem, but the format of a combustion cigarette. MEB: That explains the rationale behind the electronic cigarette category as a whole, but how is NJOY different and preferable? AB: Most electronic cigarettes on the market cant deliver on this promise. To get there, you need a product that is the closest possible approximation to a combustion cigarette in appearance, performance and flavor. Thats why NJOY is more than a generic electronic cigarette with a brand name slapped on it.
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Lincoln Chafee has vetoed legislation to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to children, saying the way it was written would have exempted e-cigarettes from laws governing tobacco products. In his veto message on Wednesday, Chafee said children should not be allowed to buy electronic cigarettes. But he said the legislation would have defined them as “vapor products,” so they would not be subject to the regulation, enforcement, licensing and taxation laws that govern tobacco.
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