As of May 2016 e-cigarettes are regulated under the revised
European Union Tobacco Products Directorate (TPD).
This means that e-cigarettes must:
• Display health warnings covering at least 30% of the
• Follow new laws on advertising, sponsorship and promotion.
• Limit the strength of nicotine in e-cigarette liquid to
Some manufacturers of e-cigarettes may choose to apply for a
medicines licence under the Medicines and Healthcare Products
Regulatory Agency (MHRA). If approved they will be available on
prescription only from a pharmacy.
The Medway Stop Smoking Service is e-cigarette friendly and if
you would like to use an e-cigarette to quit you can do so with
regulated treatment prescribed by the service and behavioural
To find out more about e-cigarettes and what the Medway Stop
Smoking Service can offer view our e-cigarette
These are very similar devices to electronic
cigarettes and are often fruit flavoured. These products
are currently unregulated and therefore their safety, effectiveness
and quality cannot be guaranteed.
If you are thinking of quitting smoking it is recommended that you
use regulated products, such as patches and gum, that are known to
be safe and effective and combine these with support. However, if you are using an
e-cigarette but would like behavioural support to quit smoking then
our stop Smoking Service can offer this.