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  • No easy answer on vaping Subscription

    26 FEB 2014 13:02

    As we reported recently branches of Boots The Chemists and Lloydspharmacy are selling electronic cigarettes to the public.

  • 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

  • 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
    Comments (1)

    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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • EU flag (Thorsten/

    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).

  • E-cigarettes (Pamela Panella

    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).

  • E-cigarettes (Pamela Panella

    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).

  • 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: 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.

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