Action on Smoking and Health in Wales (ASH Wales) has welcomed the announcement by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) that e-cigarettes sold in the UK are to be regulated by the MHRA.

Chief Executive of Action on Smoking and Health in Wales Elen de Lacy said, “We welcome the MHRA’s decision to regulate e-cigarettes as it is vital to ensure their safety and efficacy. Licensing them will allow adult smokers to continue to be able to access them to help them cut down or quit smoking tobacco, but will ensure that they cannot be marketed at children or non-smokers.”

MHRA press release: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/NewsCentre/CON288102

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