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ECCA response to MHRA announcement
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ECCA response to MHRA announcement
Whose health is the MHRA protecting?

Two months ago Gerald Heddell from The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA) said "...we will not hesitate to prosecute those whose actions have the potential to harm public health...".
http://www.mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/Pressr.../CON249630

Today, his colleague at the MHRA, Jeremy Mean, placed him in a very difficult position when he announced their intention to require electronic cigarettes to be licensed as medicines in the UK from 2016.

Tobacco cigarettes will be allowed to remain on the market without the costly and difficult requirements needed to obtain a license. However, a device regarded by many world experts as 99% safer than tobacco will be subject to costly and burdensome regulation. It is unclear how the MHRA can assert that this is in the interests of public health. Much of the MHRA's income derives from the fees required for them to grant licences - licences they have said today are now necessary for electronic cigarettes.

The Electronic Cigarette Consumers Association (ECCA UK) condemn this announcement. There are 1.3 million people in the UK, who have successfully switched to electronic cigarettes. Had they been consulted by the MHRA during their research, all would have disagreed with Mean's assertion today that current products "...are not good enough..." Consumers vote with their feet and 1.3 million of them already have.

ECCA UK do believe that quality control of electronic cigarettes is important however we can not support measures that place unnecessary regulatory obstacles in the way of electronic cigarettes whilst allowing continued, unregulated access to the most dangerous nicotine-containing product - tobacco.

If you haven't yet read the MHRA press release, you can read it in full here:

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/CON288102

12/06/13 07:13 PM
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RE: ECCA response to MHRA announcement
Fight Vapers Unite !!!!
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Hear, hear.

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ECCA fight? They don't have the balls
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,,,,or a real elected committee or support Sad

14/06/13 09:47 PM
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(14/06/13 09:47 PM)Russell VR Ord (CAM-VIP) Wrote:  ,,,,or a real elected committee or support Sad



Not so sure going by the likes on Caerulea's post Big Grin

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(15/06/13 01:35 PM)kenny Wrote:  Not so sure going by the likes on Caerulea's post Big Grin

Not so sure its her 'posts' they like ... Wink lol
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RE: ECCA response to MHRA announcement
Why don't eliquid sellers start applying for european herbal remedy licences?

I know way back there was a problem with "no evidence it even worked" but I think that has passed now. Traditional herbal meds anyone?

Sure it probably would mean they would still have to conform to tighter regulation than them just saying "its a novelty product, it is not a quitting device, i don't scratch my arse when mixing, and I am honest, honestly I am" but in my opinion if they can't be arsed to go down a proper route why should I be bothered to help em out. The evidence is out there, e cigs work, nicotine is a herbal remedy with a traditional use for stopping cravings for cigarettes and nicotine can be dangerous when misused.

Time for the vendors to step up to the plate and argue to save their industry, or maybe they would rather just state "it would be too costly and difficult and unlikely to work" which translated to me means "what the hell they have three years left and everyone will be bulk buying so sod that, i am cashing in here big time !!!"...... "juice, juice, get it while you still can, we are on your side, go and write to your mp for us, juice juice, selling out fast".


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(15/06/13 09:54 PM)kondor101 Wrote:  Why don't eliquid sellers start applying for european herbal remedy licences?

I know way back there was a problem with "no evidence it even worked" but I think that has passed now. Traditional herbal meds anyone?

Sure it probably would mean they would still have to conform to tighter regulation than them just saying "its a novelty product, it is not a quitting device, i don't scratch my arse when mixing, and I am honest, honestly I am" but in my opinion if they can't be arsed to go down a proper route why should I be bothered to help em out. The evidence is out there, e cigs work, nicotine is a herbal remedy with a traditional use for stopping cravings for cigarettes and nicotine can be dangerous when misused.

Time for the vendors to step up to the plate and argue to save their industry, or maybe they would rather just state "it would be too costly and difficult and unlikely to work" which translated to me means "what the hell they have three years left and everyone will be bulk buying so sod that, i am cashing in here big time !!!"...... "juice, juice, get it while you still can, we are on your side, go and write to your mp for us, juice juice, selling out fast".


Probably because most of it aint herbs for healing. Anyways, a lot of herbs have been taken off the market by the eurocrats.

As far as vendors are concerned, what they do is their business and its not up to us to pressurise them. If they go down the route you say then more consummers will buy from China.

Just my thoughts as usual. Big Grin

(15/06/13 03:20 PM)itsmeitis Wrote:  
(15/06/13 01:35 PM)kenny Wrote:  Not so sure going by the likes on Caerulea's post Big Grin

Not so sure its her 'posts' they like ... Wink lol


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