So Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands (of which I happen to be a constituent) is getting a damehood, as reported here in the Mirror on 27th August 2015.
It begs the question, what on earth for?
When Public Health England’s (PHE) review on electronic cigarettes ‘E-cigarettes: an evidence update‘ (19th August 2015) was published proclaiming that “E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful to your health than normal cigarettes”, there was a predictable flurry of activity in the UK and world media. Although the report did not recommend the prescription of of ecigs on the NHS as the gutter press sensationalised, it did however encourage doctors and public health bodies to embrace and god forbid, recommend ecigs to smokers wishing to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. Still great news for advocates of vaping such as yours truly.
Even by my standards, this blog and accompanying video are a little late being published, but better late than never I suppose!
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Since the EU Health Commission announced its intention to update its Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in December 2012, and subsequently learning that this would include regulation of electronic cigarettes, I’ve come to realise that I spent the first 45 years in a state of political naivety.