Several media outlets have reported on the suggestion this weekend from former Health Minister, James Reilly, that Ireland should ban flavours in e-cigarette liquids. He has been a long-time sceptic towards safer nicotine products and appears to be trying to conflate e-cigarettes - which are strictly regulated in Ireland under the EU Tobacco Products Directive - with illegal oil-based THC solutions which have been causing illness and deaths in the USA.
● European Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (ETHRA) is a new advocacy group in the tobacco harm reduction consumer space.
● ETHRA aims to coordinate and amplify the tobacco harm reduction voice in Europe, supporting millions of nicotine consumers.
Reduced risk products are providing a gateway out of smoking for millions of Europeans but they face many threats. Today sees the launch of ETHRA, a new group formed by consumers and other advocates, to promote sensible regulation of innovative solutions for those who wish to continue using nicotine in a far safer form.