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BMA annual meeting: Doctors call for ban on using e-cigarettes in public places

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 27 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4309
  1. Tom Moberly
  1. 1BMJ Careers

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) should be banned from use in public places and restrictions placed on their advertising, doctors at the BMA’s annual representative meeting have said.

Delegates at the meeting in Harrogate voted in support of a motion stating that “e-cigarettes may be entry portals to nicotine addiction.” The motion called on governments to “prohibit ‘vaping’ on e-cigarettes in public places where smoking is prohibited,” and it urged the BMA to “lobby for the restriction of e-cigarette advertising in the UK.”

The motion was proposed by Theo Nugent of the BMA’s Northern Ireland …

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