EUs dødelige tobakksdirektiv

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Forslagene til innstramning i tobakksreguleringen innen EU truer ikke bare Sveriges mindre helsefarlige snusbruk, men også utviklingen av langt mindre farlige e-sigaretter, skriver Rob Lyons hos kontrære Sp!ked.

"There is every reason to believe that e-cigarettes are much safer than tobacco cigarettes. Even nicotine itself is not carcinogenic. For that reason, e-cigarettes have become very popular in the past couple of years. The Electronic Cigarette Consumer Association of the United Kingdom (ECCA-UK) claims over 700,000 people in the UK own e-cigarettes and the numbers are rising fast. Yet rather than promote this wondrous invention, which could improve the health of millions of people while allowing them to enjoy nicotine, the EU seems determined to ban e-cigs.

A point-by-point demolition of the revised directive is provided by Clive Bates, a former director of the UK anti-smoking group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)."

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