Wednesday 9th March 2011 was “No Smoking Day” in the UK, so it was no real surprise that the MHRA choose that day to make public their findings on a consultation exercise that involved a wide spectrum of people, including health authorities and of course those from the electronic cigarette and tobacco industries.
You can find much more information on this issue on the news section of our electronic cigarettes homepage but essentially, the main outcome was that e cigarettes and other NCPs (nicotine containing products) should indeed be regulated in some way.
While the MHRA set forth another 18 months for research into these products, the electronic cigarette and e liquid industry in the UK could almost be heard sighing with relief as The MHRA also had on the table the option to ban the sale of these products within 21 days!
However, the proposed route forward and extra time for research does seem to promote common sense from all parties.
Head over to the news section for in depth analysis, as well as links to all the published documents from the exercise and indeed the views of TECC.