A major shift in the government’s anti-smoking policy has been quietly announced, allowing nicotine products to be sold as a long-term substitute for smoking, not just as an aid to quitting.
The announcement acknowledges that some smokers are nicotine junkies, who find it close to impossible to give up the addictive element in cigarettes.
Read the rest here: FT.com / UK / Politics & policy - Shift in status for anti-smoking aids
Thanks to member fumhra for alerting me.
I'd guess this relates to the pledge by NICE to support harm reduction strategies as Bill Godshall noted here: http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/for...reduction.html
No mention of e-cigarettes, obviously - we're simply not being considered in this approach.