MEP protests against e-cig regulation

Yorkshire and Humber MEP Rebecca Taylor, centre, joined protesters in Brussels for a demonstration against restricted access to electronic cigarettes
Yorkshire and Humber MEP Rebecca Taylor, centre, joined protesters in Brussels for a demonstration against restricted access to electronic cigarettes
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Yorkshire and Humber MEP Rebecca Taylor joined protesters in Brussels to outline opposition to plans restricting access to electronic cigarettes.

The Lib Dem MEP is opposing mandatory medicines regulation for e-cigarettes as she fears this will significantly restrict availability of a product which is much less harmful than smoking tobacco.

“I believe e-cigs are a vital weapon in the war against tobacco,” she said.

“There is a real danger that medicines regulation will weaken this weapon considerably. I will fight all I can to prevent that.

“We should be helping those who want to quit smoking, not pushing them back to tobacco.”

She is encouraging others to back the campaign.

“It was great to meet other campaigners in Brussels.

“I would encourage all those who are concerned about potential overly stringent regulation of e-cigs to make their views known.”