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Where health meets politics: examining the pressure to restrict
vaping and THR in order to protect the smoking economy


June 23rd, 2016: the UK votes to leave the EU, contrary to most expectations.

17,410,742 votes for Leave (51.9%)
16,141,241 votes for Remain (48.1%)
difference = 1,269,501

It now looks like a massive error by the EU to outrage 3 million UK ex-smokers and vapers with the imposition by force of insanely corrupt laws. Virtually all of that group who vote will have voted Leave, and since the difference was only 1.2m votes, it looks as if trying to oppress a group of 3 million people for profit when they are highly motivated and understandably see this issue as a matter of life and death has backfired painfully on the EU.

A selection of briefings for advocates and politicians

- Clive Bates' Regulatory Policy Briefing
- Rules For Vaping Advocates
- Politician's Q&A Briefing
- US Ecig Regulations Q&A

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