Together with colleagues in the European Parliament, I have now tabled 24 amendments on electronic cigarettes and snus in the ENVI committee. ENVI is the ”lead committee” on the Tobacco Products Directive, which means that it is the committee where the fate of e-cigarettes and snus will be decided.
The amendments are in favour of allowing snus (Swedish oral tobacco) and electronic cigarettes, as part of a harm reduction policy for tobacco products.
The amendments are essentially the same ones I tabled in the IMCO committee some weeks ago, with some additions (am 1, 2, 15, 20, and 21) to improve consistency and clarity. You can read the amendments here.
Declaration of interest: I am a snus user, which has allowed me to cut down my smoking drastically, even though I have not stopped completely yet. My wife used to smoke, but gave it up completely several years ago by switching to eucalyptus flavoured snus.