Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Limit sale of e-cigarettes, say doctors

By Ella Pickover

Published 30/07/2014 | 11:00

Two in five doctors believe that so-called "vapers" - or users of electronic cigarettes - should only be able to buy e-cigarettes from pharmacies
Two in five doctors believe that so-called "vapers" - or users of electronic cigarettes - should only be able to buy e-cigarettes from pharmacies

Two in five doctors believe that so-called "vapers" - or users of electronic cigarettes - should only be able to buy e-cigarettes from pharmacies.

Forty percent of medics believe that the products should only be available over the counter in chemists, a poll suggests.

Meanwhile 13% believe the devices should be prescription-only, according to the survey of 525 doctors.

The poll – conducted by Doctors.net.uk, an online network for UK doctors – also found that 16% did not think that the devices should be on the market at all.

And the final 31% of doctors said the products should be freely available.

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