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Support for e-cigarette regulation

| June 20, 2013

E-Cig Cavern (E-CC) is supporting the decision by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to regulate all nicotine-containing products.

In a press note issued through PRNewswire, the company said it strongly supported greater controls on the production and sale of electronic cigarettes, some of which were produced in factories where health and safety standards were ‘severely lacking’.

And it described as significant the MHRA’s decision not to pull electronic cigarettes from the shelves: a decision that supported the argument that electronic cigarettes, when manufactured, sold, and used correctly, did not pose a threat to the general public.

But E-CC’s support is not without misgivings because of the MHRA’s links to the pharmaceutical industry and, through it, to what it describes as ‘ineffective’ nicotine replacement products.

E-CC said that it sold only e-liquid that was manufactured in Europe and that met all EU safety standards.

It said, too, that it was laying the groundwork for its products to obtain a full medical license.

A number of e-cigarette companies have come out in favor of the regulation of electronic cigarettes as over-the-counter medicines, though a number are still reading the fine print.

Category: Breaking News

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