From UPI (link and excerpt below), the European Parliament has rejected the argument that vaping should be regulated as medicine. This is a big win for the exploding e-cig industry, and will hopefully influence upcoming FDA decisions in the United States.

European Parliament Rejects Tight Rules on E-cigarettes

The ruling, called the Tobacco Product Directive, imposes restrictions on advertising and sale of the product to those under age 18, but does not include health officials’ proposals that e-cigarettes be tightly regulated as medicines, the newspaper added.

Charles Hamshaw-Thomas, corporate affairs director of E-Lites, Europe’s biggest-selling e-cigarette brand, called the ruling “a fantastic result for public health and millions of smokers around Europe who are switching to e-cigarettes.”