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Letters Regulation of electronic cigarettes

EU Tobacco Products Directive trumps debate on regulation of electronic cigarettes

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 30 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5897
  1. Jonathan H Bagley, lecturer in mathematics1
  1. 1School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  1. Jonathan.Bagley{at}

With reference to Ashton’s editorial on the regulation of electronic cigarettes,1 all the debates currently taking place are academic because the UK government is obliged in 2016 to adopt the European Union Tobacco Products Directive into UK law.

Two of the most important of …

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