Vape Are Less Harmful Is Recognized by Various Countries
More and more countries are joining in the lifting of the ban on e-cigarettes and are gradually rethinking the regulatory policy on vape.
UK: Licensing of e-cigarettes as medical products
According to a press release from the Department of Health and Social Care and the Office of Health Improvement, doctors in the UK may soon be prescribing e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is issuing updated guidance to pave the way for medicinally licensed e-cigarette products to be used for smoking cessation.
Vape manufacturers can contact the MHRA to submit their products to go through the same regulatory approval process as other medicines provided by the health service. This could mean that the UK becomes the first country in the world to license e-cigarettes as a medical product.
If a product is approved by the MHRA, clinicians can decide on a case-by-case basis whether it is appropriate to prescribe e-cigarettes to NHS patients to help them quit smoking. Non-smokers and children are still strongly advised not to use vape.
Egypt vape policy: Repeal of ban on e-cigarette sales, imports and marketing
On October 25, Egypt last month repealed a ban on the sale, import and marketing of e-cigarettes that had been in place since 2015, according to the Middle East Cross Border E-Commerce Report.
Vape Malaysia: will legalize and tax nicotine e-cigarettes
On October 29, Malaysia is planning to tax e-cigarette oils containing nicotine, marking the start of regulation rather than a ban on e-cigarettes in the country.
Vape Thailand: Exploring Ways to Legalize E-Cigarette Sales
On October 6, Thai Minister of Digital Economy and Society Chaiwut Tanakamanusorn said he is exploring ways to legalize the sale of e-cigarettes despite strong opposition from health activists and anti-smoking campaigners.
In the basic perception of e-cigarettes, we should first have a consensus that e-cigarettes, as a new type of tobacco, are not risk-free or harmless, but vaper are more healthier than smoker.