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Vape To Be Considered a Medical Product to Help Tobacco Smokers in England

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(source: WIRED)

While Malaysia and most of the world has been debating over the health risks of vapes and e-cigarettes, England could soon prescribe it as a medical product on their National Health Services (NHS) to help people stop smoking tobacco products.

According to VICE, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said e-cigarette manufacturers can now submit products to go through the same regulatory approvals process as other medicines.

This could mean that England might become the first country in the world to prescribe e-cigarettes as a medical product but it requires approval from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice).

If the products receive approval, it will then be up to doctors to decide whether it would be appropriate to prescribe an e-cigarette to a patient who is looking to stop smoking.

“By following the science, the UK has been a global pioneer in taking a pragmatic and…

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