Relief over e-cigarettes ruling

| February 18, 2016

Sweden’s Supreme Administrative Court yesterday issued a ruling preventing the Swedish Medical Products Agency (SMPA) from asserting full control over electronic cigarettes in the country, according to a story by the tobacco policy commentator Atakan Befrits.

Befrits had warned earlier there was a danger that classifying these devices as pharmaceutical products and placing them under the SMPA would lead to a de facto ban on e-liquids and electronic cigarettes containing and delivering nicotine.

According to Befrits, the prohibitive costs of the SMPA regulatory process necessary to register electronic cigarettes on a small market such as Sweden would have resulted in a de facto ban for the foreseeable future.

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