Tobacco companies hail MPs' vaping report as 'accurate and pragmatic'
Tobacco companies hail MPs' vaping report as 'accurate and pragmatic'
Woman smoking an e-cigarette
19 August, 2018, 23:31
In their report, they suggest e-cigarettes could be allowed on buses and trains and should be available on prescription to help people give up smoking.
The report also found that second-hand vapour wasn't as unsafe as previously thought, and that e-cigarettes aren't a gateway to smoking.
It also suggests that the tax on e-cigarettes should be cut, creating a financial incentive for smokers who use traditional cigarettes to buy the product instead to help them quit their habit.
E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than conventional cigarettes and should not be regulated in the same way, according to a report by MPs.
"Businesses, transport providers and public places should stop viewing conventional and e-cigarettes as one and the same".
The Department of Health and Social Care said: "We recognise the evidence surrounding the use of e-cigarettes is evolving".
The committee acknowledged the long-term effects of e-cigarettes were still unknown but said they are far less harmful than normal cigarettes. "We have the risk that a flavour might appeal to a child but for adults they have an appeal too, so that is a massive public health gain", Hazel added, referring to the fact that vaping could reduce the number of people smoking regular cigarettes.
- The government, the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) and the e-cigarette industry should review how approval systems for stop smoking therapies could be streamlined should e-cigarette manufacturers put forward a product for medical licensing.
"The Government should carefully consider the report's recommendations, but any changes to current e-cigarette regulations should be aimed at helping smokers to quit whilst preventing young people from starting to use e-cigarettes".
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra confirm engagement
Priyanka and Nick had a traditional roka ceremony on Saturday morning with their family members and close friends in attendance. At the Met Gala, Priyanka had just laughed off a romance with Jonas, insisting they simply shared an agent and were friends.
Norman Lamb, the STC's chairman, said that current policy and regulations do not "sufficiently reflect" the lesser harm posed by e-cigarettes than their conventional alternatives.
"There is no public health rationale for doing so", Mr Lamb stated.
"Many mental health trusts are misinformed about the dangers of e-cigarettes and are implementing unnecessary and inappropriate bans within their facilities", the report reads.
It is estimated that around 2.9m people in the United Kingdom are now using e-cigarettes.
Though the legal status of e-cigarettes in pending in most countries, in 2015, around two thirds of major nations had regulated e-cigarettes in some way.
"NHS England's default policy should be that e-cigarettes should be permitted in mental health units".
They also said the government should look again at regulations limiting e-juice refill strengths and tank sizes which were brought in by the EU.
While there is evidence of children experimenting with e-cigarettes, "regular use in under 18s is really quite low", Hazel pointed out.
"Apart from the nicotine, the contents of the e-cigarettes are all natural". A lit conventional cigarette contains tobacco and produces carbon monoxide, tar and smoke, whilst an e-cigarette does not contain tobacco and heats up its nicotine liquid rather than burning it, the report explains.
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The engagement party - called a roka - is a chance for the couple to exchange gifts and makes the union of their families public. First I'm blessed with an incredible future brother-in-law, and now such a attractive , inside and out, future sister-in-law.
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