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Is it possible for a local authority or healthcare provider to pay for or prescribe e-cigarettes?

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Published on LexisPSL on 21/12/2015

The following Local Government Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Is it possible for a local authority or healthcare provider to pay for or prescribe e-cigarettes?

Electric-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are currently regulated in the UK as a consumer product which do not require products to be tested before being put on the market. This means that there are limited restrictions on the sales of e-cigarettes in the UK save that on 1 October 2015, it became illegal to sell e-cigarettes to under 18s or to purchase such products as a proxy for under 18s.

However, Directive 2014/40/EU (on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale o

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