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EU agrees rules to allow most e-cigarettes to be sold as consumer products

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7630 (Published 19 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7630
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1BMJ

European diplomats have agreed new antitobacco legislation that will increase the size of health warnings on packaging and introduce rules on electronic cigarettes.

The deal, which is expected to be approved by the European parliament early in 2014 and come into force in 2016, means that most e-cigarettes will be sold as consumer products rather than as medical devices, which would have seen them more tightly regulated.1 Only those e-cigarettes that have a nicotine level exceeding 2 mg will need to be …

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