E Cigarettes, Electronic Cigarettes, E-cigs, Advice and Information

Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigs)         

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 packaging.
• Follow new laws on advertising, sponsorship and promotion.
• Limit the strength of nicotine in e-cigarette liquid to 20mg/ml.

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 support.

To find out more about e-cigarettes and what the Medway Stop Smoking Service can offer view our e-cigarette leaflet.

E-shisha/shisha pens

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.

e-cigarette leaflet

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