UK government expects applications next year for medically licensed e-cigs

The minister responsible for primary care and public health has told UK members of parliament that the government expects applications next year for several vaping products to be medically licensed.

During a debate in the House of Commons on the independent Khan review of smoke-free 2030 policies, junior minister Neil O’Brien said vaping was far less harmful than smoking. And he said there was more the government could do to support smokers in switching while also preventing children from vaping.

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Antonia Di Lorenzo

Assistant news editor/senior reporter
Antonia is a member of the editorial team and holds a masters degree in Law from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She moved in 2013 to London, where she completed a postgraduate course at the London School of Journalism. In the UK, she worked as a news reporter for a financial newswire and a magazine before moving to Barcelona in 2019.

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