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  • e-Cigarettes: should pharmacists be helping to turn smokers into “vapers”? Subscription

    15 AUG 2012 14:12 By Lin-Nam Wang

    They are illegal in Australia and Thailand and most cannot be imported into Canada. Both the World Health Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration have voiced concerns about them.They have been banned from civic offices in Hanover, Germany. And, most recently, the British Medical Association announced that doctors should not recommend them. So should UK pharmacies sell electronic cigarettes?

  • e-Cigarettes: just a gimmick?

    17 AUG 2012 10:22

    Until recently, The Journal understands, a major supermarket stocked e-cigarettes in its pharmacies — not on open sale but available over the counter on request. It has now removed them. This anecdote underlines the mixed views held about e-cigarettes and emphasises the unanswered questions that their existence raises.

  • Why I choose to stock e-cigarettes Subscription

    1 OCT 2012

    Having this week received a booklet regarding the sale of electronic cigarettes from pharmacies (containing material reprinted from The Journal, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the National Pharmacy Association), I feel moved to join the debate.

  • E-cigarettes (Pamela Panella Dreamstime.com)

    E-cigarettes to be licensed medicines from 2016

    12 JUN 2013 16:05

    Electronic cigarettes are to be regulated as medicines from 2016 following concerns about their quality, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency announced today (12 June 2013).

  • E-cigarettes (Pamela Panella Dreamstime.com)

    Quitters do as well using e-cigarettes as with NRT Subscription

    9 SEP 2013 14:14

    Smokers who want to quit do as well with electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) as with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches, a clinical trial conducted in New Zealand suggests (Lancet online 8 September 2013).

  • EU flag (Thorsten/dreamstime.com)

    Europe decides not to regulate e-cigarettes as medicines Subscription

    9 OCT 2013 11:48

    Electronic cigarettes will not have to be regulated as medicines in the EU following a vote by Members of the European Parliament yesterday (8 October 2013).

  • Howard Duff

    RPS urges pharmacists who sell e-cigarettes only to sell to adults

    6 JAN 2014 15:48

    The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has said that, while it cannot support the sale of electronic cigarettes from community pharmacies until there is a licensed product available, pharmacies that do choose to sell them should adhere to the voluntary age restrictions that apply to the products.

  • E-cigarettes

    Government moves to ban sale of e-cigarettes to under 18s

    28 JAN 2014 16:01

    The chemical constituents and contaminants in e-cigarettes vary between products

  • Man using electronic cigarette (Amelie-Benoist/BSIP/Science Photo Library)

    Boots and Lloydspharmacy join the vaping fold by selling e-cigarettes

    13 FEB 2014 13:30
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    Two major pharmacy chains have decided to sell electronic cigarette products, joining the growing numbers of pharmacies that already do so. The unlicensed products, which contain nicotine, a vasoconstrictor, have been subject to discussion over their quality and safety.

  • Man using an e-cigarette

    Consider guidance from RPS and MHRA before selling e-cigarettes, urges GPhC

    20 FEB 2014 14:42

    Pharmacists must feel empowered to exercise their professional judgement, says GPhC chief executive

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