Uk puts new restrictions on e-cigarettes – european lung foundation[uk]

The regulations on e cigarettes vary considerably between countries. In some countries, such as New Zealand, e cigarettes are regulated as medicines and can only be purchased in pharmacies.

In other countries, including Denmark, Canada and Australia, they are subject to restrictions on sale, import and marketing. Complete bans are in place in Brazil, Norway and Singapore.

The UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency says it will regulate e cigarettes as medicines when new European tobacco laws come into force.

Jeremy Mean of the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said the government had concluded that e cigarettes currently on the market do not meet appropriate standards of safety, quality and efficacy.

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New rules on electronic cigarettes

Published on March 7, 2014 in New rules on electronic cigarettes &sdot Full size is 500 333 Pixels &sdot Leave a comment

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