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NFRN Ireland President Calls For Support For E-Cigarettes Regulation

Published on Dec 17 2013 11:50 AM in Retail

NFRN Ireland President Calls For Support For E-Cigarettes Regulation

NFRN Ireland President Joe Sweeney has called on Irish MEPs to support independent retailers in the final discussions on the availability of e-cigarettes across the EU, which take place tomorrow. Th...

NFRN Ireland President Joe Sweeney has called on Irish MEPs to support independent retailers in the final discussions on the availability of e-cigarettes across the EU, which take place tomorrow.

There are suggestions that the regulation of e-cigarettes may be abandoned, following a dispute between some member states and members of the parliament about the issue of whether and how e-cigarettes can be refilled.

“I have one short message to MEPs – get it sorted," said Sweeney. "The debate about e-cigarettes has gone on too long, with too many irrelevant side issues being used to delay progress.

"The simple reality is that e-cigarettes can get smokers off cigarettes and on to a safe, regulated product that should be available for purchase as widely as possible through newsagents and convenience stores. Ease of access to e-cigarettes will encourage smokers to quit tobacco, which is supposedly the goal of Ireland public health policy."

© 2013 - Checkout Magazine by Stephen Wynne-Jones

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