Second Reading of Electronic Cigarettes (Regulation) Bill this Friday

This Private Member's Bill has its Second Reading in the House of Commons this Friday. Introduced by Freedom Association Council member, Sir Christopher Chope MP (pictured left), its purpose is to exempt electronic cigarettes from UK law derived from the Tobacco Products Directive. 

Don't get too excited, though. Private Members' Bills have very little chance of getting on the Statute Book unless they garner Government support. But the good news is that sources I have spoken to in Government see the lifting of TPD restrictions as an easy Brexit win. 

The Bill may be debated on Friday. It may be voted down, or it may move on to the next stage - the Committee stage. 

We will, of course, keep you up-to-date. 


Photo Credit: Official portrait of Sir Christopher Chope

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  • Wendy Sash
    commented 2018-10-18 01:53:29 +0100
    #FreedomToVape In my view an electronic cigarette is no worse than candy, in some cases healthier than candy. It should be regulated as an electronic device. Thank you for doing what you guys are doing. You have my support and that of some of the staff at because they were with me when I read this. I should do some research to see how your progress on this issue went. Thanks!