"Reducing the harms of smoking to smokers and those around them is a key Government health priority. Our research has shown that existing electronic cigarettes and other nicotine containing products on the market are not good enough to meet this public health priority.“Some NCPs are already licensed and the Government's decision to work towards medicines licensing for all these products is designed to deliver quality products that will support smokers to cut down and to quit.“The decision announced today provides a framework that will enable good quality products to be widely available. It’s not about banning products that some people find useful, it’s about making sure that smokers have an effective alternative that they can rely on to meet their needs."
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Stupid, stupid, murderously stupid...
It was going to happen, they were going to get their way, they couldn't allow e-cigarettes to succeed. So they've set about killing them:
Some 1.3 million people have already switched to e-cigarettes. To stop this process is stupid.
It's stupid because e-cigarettes are 99% safer than smoking regular cigarettes
It's stupid because e-cigarettes are not a medicine - unless a cup of coffee is a medicine
It's murderously stupid because it means that people will die unnecessarily.
But then it never was about health, was it.