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Vype British Electronic Cigarette

Vype

British American Tobacco (BAT) announced that they starting to sell the Vype electronic cigarette in the United Kingdom.  Unlike other electronic cigarettes in the United States, Vype is marketing itself as a device that can help people stop smoking.

Vype became available online this week and will be available in retail shoes starting next month, in September.

Unlike the e cigarettes in the US, Vype can sell itself as a stopping cessation product because the British government regulates electronic cigarettes and treat them as medicine as a result doctor can prescribe it to their patients – who want to stop smoking.

This introduces a new variable into a the e cig market as most countries do not regulate e-cigarettes.  This will also open the door to the British government potentially paying for its citizens to buy and use electronic cigarettes since it was prescribed by their doctor as part of their health care.  I guess we will wait to see how this all unfolds.

Legal History of Electronic Cigarettes

The legal history of Electronic Cigarettes in Europe.

The EU Directive 2001/95/EC(6) on general product safety, applies in so far as there are no specific provisions with the same objective in other EU law. This directive provides for restrictive or preventive measures to be taken if the product is found to be dangerous to the health and safety of consumers.

Whether electronic cigarettes could be regarded as falling under Directive 93/42/EEC on medical devices depends on the claimed intended use and whether this intended use has a medical purpose. “It is for each national authority to decide, account being taken of all the characteristics of the product, whether it falls within the definition of a medicinal product by its function or presentation.”

Because of this vague EU position, member countries in the European Economic Area currently have varying rules.