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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Dear Member of Parliament

27th February 2015
Dear ///, (Lib Dem)

As you might remember, I am a smoker that now doesn't smoke. My last cigarette was in 2011. I was a smoker that, as more and more smoking restrictions were put into place, was determined never to give up smoking. Yet, I have.  I vape - that is, I use electronic devices. I see electronic cigarettes as being the most amazing technology for either helping smokers to quit, or as a replacement to smoking. They are getting very bad acceptance by Tobacco Control, and the new EU regulations will  NOT make electronic cigarettes better, but simply obliterate this most helpful technology.

I know you favour Tobacco Control, but I see it as a most corrupt modern industry, so we will never agree about that. But I am sending you links to very respectable information on vaping/electronic cigarettes so that whenever they are mentioned in Parliament, you will not be ignorant about them, and also, you will not believe the anti-truth put about by Tobacco Control and anti-smoking advocates. And so you will not vote for the short-sighted, bigoted Article 20 of The Tobacco Control Directive EVER to be adopted by the UK. You would be complicit in a crime.

Here is sensible information on possible policy, and also, a link to Clive Bates blog which contains a history (in back posts) of how Tobacco Control at the EU have behaved over the last three years.

E-cigarettes, vaping and public health
Clive Bates Blog

Thank you, as ever,


Reply :- 9 March 2015

Dear Liz

Thank you very much for your recent email with regard to the benefits of electronic cigarettes.

This is most interesting and very helpful; I am firmly in favour of them because of the big difference that they can make.

With best wishes

Yours sincerely