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New Restrictions on Electronic Cigarettes

That the Parliament welcomes the decision by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) will be licensed as a medicine in the UK from 2016; understands that the new classification will assist in ensuring that the promotion of these products to children and non-smokers is prohibited; regrets however that this decision will not be implemented for a further three years; believes that any change in the classification of e-cigarettes should ensure that they are sold only by appropriately licensed premises; highlights that e-cigarettes are currently unregulated and the associated potential health risks are unknown, and encourages smokers to take the advice of the British Medical Association, which directs patients to regulated products and licensed nicotine replacement products to help quit smoking.

Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Annabelle Ewing, Rob Gibson, Adam Ingram, Stuart McMillan, Joan McAlpine, David Torrance, Chic Brodie, Colin Beattie, Angus MacDonald, Maureen Watt, Jean Urquhart, Nigel Don, John Finnie, Margaret McDougall, Anne McTaggart, Richard Lyle, Neil Findlay, Gil Paterson, Dave Thompson, John Mason

Current Status: Fallen on 01/10/2013
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