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."
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