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  • Anthony-Cox

    E-cigarettes: a controversy in public health and in pharmacy Subscription

    12 JUL 2014 0:00 By Anthony Cox

    RPS English Pharmacy Board member Anthony Cox argues that e-cigarettes sold in pharmacies require the same licensing that pharmacists value for other drugs.

  • Ecigarettes_iStock

    Pharmacies are selling e-cigarettes to under 18s

    3 JUL 2014 16:14 By Chris Chapman

    Pharmacy bodies have renewed calls for a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to children after investigation finds community pharmacies sell devices to customers under 18 years of age.

  • e-cigarette-Librakv-dreams

    The debate over e-cigarettes

    1 JUL 2014 13:28

    Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices that often look like cigarettes but do not contain tobacco. On inhalation, a solution, often containing nicotine, is vaporised into a fine mist resembling cigarette smoke. Recently, since a few pharmacies have decided to sell e-cigarettes, a debate over the role of pharmacists in offering e-cigarettes has been started. On this page you will find all the information we have to offer over this ongoing debate.

  • E-cigarettes

    7 JUN 2014 11:58

     In a letter signed by researchers and public health specialists the World Health Organisation was asked to “resist the urge to control and suppress e- cigarettes”. Richard Evans, vice-chairman of the Welsh Pharmacy Board was interviewed by BBC Radio Wales, Radio Cymru and BBC Wales Today. Speaking to BBC Radio Wales, Evans said: “At the moment the products that are on the market — we don’t know what standard they are. They can vary from product to product — there is no uniformity.” 

  • Conventional cigarette (Joyfull/

    US report challenges e-cigarettes ‘smoke screen’

    23 MAY 2014 0:00

    Researchers have called for tougher regulation of the use of e-cigarettes after a review of literature about the devices found many marketing claims are untrue or unsupported.

  • E-cigarette user (Annems/

    E-cigarettes help smokers quit, according to study

    23 MAY 2014 0:00

    Fresh evidence suggests smokers attempting to quit are more likely to succeed if they use e-cigarettes than if they use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or willpower alone.

  • A matter of concern Subscription

    The decision of several pharmacy chains and some community pharmacies to start selling and promoting e-cigarettes is a matter of concern.

  • E-cigarette (Annems/

    UK chief pharmaceutical officers express concern over pharmacies selling e-cigarettes

    1 MAY 2014 10:05
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    Chief pharmaceutical officers of the four UK health departments agree that pharmacies should not sell e-cigarettes until there are licensed products available

  • E-cigarette

    Dramatic rise in the number of calls made to poisons centres about e-cigarettes

    10 APR 2014 7:29

    Source: Annems / E-cigarettes are not required to be child-resistant so could pose a threat to children

  • Helen Flanagan at Kik e-cigarette launch (REX/McPix Ltd)

    Debate over e-cigarettes heats up as European Parliament tightens rules Subscription

    27 FEB 2014 9:33 By Elizabeth Sukkar

    Our professional body says e-cigarettes should not be sold in pharmacies and the World Health Organization agrees. The makers do not. Elizabeth Sukkar investigates

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