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MEPs vote against regulating e-cigarettes as medicines

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The European Parliament has voted through the draft revised tobacco products Directive (TPD), but stopped short of backing moves to regulate e-cigarettes as medicinal products. However, it's not over yet, as the parliament's rapporteur, MEP Linda McAvan, now has to enter negotiations with member state ministers on the final form of the directive, and some countries are known still to favour applying the medicines regulations to e-cigarettes.

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