EU regulation of e-cigarettes a step closer

As co-chair of the MEPs against Cancer forum in the European Parliament, I have campaigned and pressed for this anti-tobacco legislation for a long time, she said. I am delighted that today we voted against the massive negative industry lobbying campaign whichtried to try to delay, block and defeat this legislation. The vote today called for pictorial health warnings covering 75 per cent of a cigarette package, front and back,as mandatory in the EU. The MEPs also voted to regulate e-cigarettes, which Childers said need sensible regulation, as well as a ban on slim cigarettes. The proposals will go to a plenary vote and if they pass this, will go on to negotiations with member states of the council. A spokesperson for Childers said they were pretty confident the parliament vote will be strong on the proposals, but that the battle is against the member states.
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Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

He started running after switching from smoking to vaping. “I feel healthier, I’m more energetic,” he says. The problem is that little is known about the precise dangers of being in the same space as a vaper indulging their e-habit. Bialous says few studies have been done, and they were small and focused on a few brands. Personal vaporizers, and the “juice,” which is liquid laced with nicotine, in them, are so different from one another that the emissions of one may not match those of another.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/06/health/la-he-ecigs-20130706

Electronic cigarettes could hit BAT and Imperial Tobacco harder than expected, say analysts

Our modelling suggests that tobacco companies will need to win a greater share of e-cigarettes than they have in tobacco to preserve short-term margins: e-cigarette margins will be lower in the early years. The volume decline in the UK tobacco market, for example, could accelerate to as much as 10% compound annual growth rate. It appears to us that BAT is currently more advanced in its e-cigarette thinking than Imperial Tobacco. We are downgrading BAT from hold to sell (price target from 3225p to 3000p), and Imperial Tobacco from buy to hold (price target from 2900p to 2450p). But with the stock market heading higher once more there has been no immediate impact.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/marketforceslive/2013/jul/09/electronic-cigarettes-british-american-imperial

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