Comes a week after ‘electronic cigarettes could be prescribed’ on the NHS (More …)
Britain will be able to stand up to health officials for the first time thanks to Brexit at a smoking health summit next week.
It comes a week after the NHS said e-cigarettes could be prescribed on the NHS to help people quit smoking tobacco products.
Prescriptions, initially in England, would make it the first country in the world to prescribe vapes as a medical product.
But the WHO called them “harmful” with WHO boss Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saying earlier this year: “Where they are not outlawed, governments should adopt appropriate policies to protect their own. populations against the harms of electronic nicotine delivery systems and to prevent their absorption. by children, adolescents and other vulnerable groups.
Mr Bates added: “The only effect of the outrageous attempts by the WHO to ban e-cigarettes has been to shield the cigarette trade from competition, promote black markets, stimulate harmful workarounds, d ‘nurture criminal networks, harm young people and prolong the epidemic of preventable tobacco-related diseases. “
He added: “I hope government officials finally oppose the WHO, apply real-world political disciplines and reject their dishonest position. “