Protest against inclusion of electronic cigarettes in the European Tobacco
Products Directive

supports all peaceful demonstrations and protests with a main goal to protect the health of smokers and ex smokers who have successfully substituted smoking with e cigarette use. Therefore, we share with you the announcement of a protest organized by the UK community and supported by several others, to be held in Brussels on Wednesday 10th July 2013. Here is the announcement

On Wednesday 10th July 2013, vapers from across Europe will meet together in Brussels to protest, peacefully, against the potential inclusion of Electronic Cigarettes as Medicines in the Revision to the Tobacco Products Directive.

They will meet up in Place Luxembourg (subject to the appropriate permissions, which have been applied for) at 12 30 local time, to prepare for a startling and memorable demonstration of what classifying e cigs as medicines will actually mean the continued early deaths of up to 2,000 smokers every day of every year. At 13 00, each vaper present will burst one or more black balloons, each one signifying the life of a smoker who, had they been allowed to switch to electronics cigarettes by choice and desire, would reach their full span, but, because of classification as medicines will die early, as a smoker.

We hope to be joined by MEPs and other interested parties. Please join us.

For details and updates on this protest,check here

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As the use of electronic cigarettes increases in the US and the EU legislators are trying to decide how to regulate them. These cigarettes are battery run systems that have pure nicotine within, giving a way for smokers to stop smoking without going through withdrawal. Because of the fact that it can help smokers quit the European Union debated on whether to treat it as a medical device, which would limit it to being sold in pharmaceuticals. Many supporters of e cigarettes protested outside the meeting, emphasizing the fact that it helped them stop smoking, but still wanted these cigarettes.

The European Union decided that they would not label the e cigarettes as medical devices. While it is important to keep these available to people who would like to quit smoking I feel that the potential profits this e cigarette might have in the future has in part prevented more thorough regulation. Just a few years ago this product was unavailable and now it is worth more than $650 million a year in Europe and Wall Street analysts predict it will be a $1.7 billion market this year In the US .

How should the EU and US approach this new cigarette? Will it turn out to attract nonsmokers into an addictive habit? Or can it help thousands of people quit smoking permanently?

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