Posted by ECigaVapeUSA on 9/19/2014 to E-Cigarette News
A nicotine inhaler which resembles a cigarette has been licensed as a medicine in the UK.
‘Voke’, which was created by British American Tobacco, can now be provided on prescription to help people stop smoking.
Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) believe this could “pave the way” for electronic cigarettes to be licensed as well.
Although no electronic cigarettes have been licensed as a medicine, medical experts agree that they are less harmful than tobacco.
The new product does not produce ash or smoke and does not require a battery, only needing the user to inhale.
Deborah Arnott, chief executive of health charity ASH said: “This new alternative to smoking will allow smokers to choose a product which meets the high standards of medicines regulation and could be provided on prescription to help them stop smoking.