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BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6084 (Published 08 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6084

E-cigarette maker to challenge EU rules: Totally Wicked, a Lancashire based manufacturer of electronic cigarettes, has been given the go ahead by the Royal Courts of Justice in London to challenge controls over the production, sale, and marketing of the devices, set to be introduced by the European Union in 2016. The company said that the rules were disproportionate and would deprive consumers of an alternative source of “recreational” nicotine. The case is expected to be heard next autumn.

Midwives and nurses set four hour strike for 13 October: Midwives and other NHS staff in England will go on …

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