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EDM (Early Day Motion) 6: tabled on 04 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes the opinion of leading world public health experts, including Professor Robert West of University College, London, that e-cigarettes have the potential to save hundreds of millions of lives across the world; believes that, if regulators treat low-risk nicotine products as traditional tobacco products, they are improperly defining them; regrets the decision of the EU to regulate e-cigarettes in strange and contradictory ways and believes that such inappropriate constraints upon the labelling and sale of e-cigarettes will have the perverse effect of reducing the rate at which cigarette use is declining; further notes the potentially enormous health benefits that e-cigarettes could bring to developing nations; accepts the health and economic benefits which e-cigarettes can bring to the least well-off; urges public authorities to regard e-cigarettes as a positive and not as an equivalent to cigarettes; and further urges the Government to impress upon the World Heath Organisation that encouraging, rather than discouraging, e-cigarette manufacture, sale and use will bring great health benefits across the world.

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after 'House', insert 'welcomes the non-cancerous intake of nicotine through e-cigarettes; urges the Government to licence e-cigarettes only in respect to the strength of the nicotine that can be drawn down;'.
Labour, Birkenhead
EDM 6A1: tabled on 30 June 2014