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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Theresa May MP: Repeal the TPD regulations concerning E-cigarettes in the UK.

Clive Bates has just published a post

New Nicotine Alliance calls for repeal of EU e-cigarette regulation and snus ban

New Nicotine Alliance proposes that the forthcoming Great Repeal Act is used to repeal pointless, burdensome and restrictive EU regulation of e-cigarettes and to lift the illegal, unethical and anti-scientific ban on snus.  This may be a ‘quick win’ from Brexit at the point of the departure of the UK from the EU.  The government will need to show that there are at least some benefits.
and published his letter to Jeremy Hunt

And I have just signed this petition - please do so too - and share, share, share

I just signed the petition, "Theresa May MP: Repeal the TPD regulations concerning E-cigarettes in the UK."
We are asking Theresa May and the UK Government to repeal the TPD regulations affecting E-Cigarettes and remove them from UK law. Vaping is helping millions quit cigarettes and we should not let policy makers in the EU jeopardise that. Obviously we need some sort of regulation but lets urge the Health Dept. to adopt a policy that helps rather than hinders people's attempts to quit smoking. Following Brexit, the UK has the opportunity to adopt a more sensible approach to vaping regulations and voting for change at the very least will bring this to the attention of those in power. 
Please sign even if you think petitions don't work, it only takes a minute to do.
I think this is important. Will you sign it too?
Here's the link:

And when that is done - we need to re-asses the Smoking Bans too. But that's another matter.