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Britain may crack down on e-cigarettes

Published On: Sun, Aug 5th, 2012 | Addiction | By BioNews

Electronic cigarettes – that contain nicotine-infused water which is inhaled as a vapour – face a crackdown in Britain after the health minister said some were found to pose a potential danger.

According to The Sun, around two million people in the country have tried them, and 650,000 use them regularly.

Health Minister Simon Burns said some e-cigarettes have been “found to pose a potential danger”.

A consultation has found support for having the e-cigarettes controlled by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA).

“It’s illegal to sell e-cigarettes as a ‘quit smoking’ aid unless they’re licensed as a medicine,” the MHRA said.

Shadow health minister Diane Abbott said the potential of e-cigarettes to help Britain’s 10 million smokers quit is being held back by a “lack of scientific research” into them.

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