EP TPD vote tomorrow: BT laughing all the way to hell and back.

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  1. Albantar

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    European Parliament will cast its vote on the new Tobacco Products Directive tomorrow. And whatever the outcome of the vote, champagne will flow freely in the headquarters of Big Tobacco.

    If EP votes "NO", then e-cigs will be saved (for now) but BT will not have to put up with stricter regulation with regards to oldfashioned tobacco products. WIN for BT.

    If EP votes "YES", then BT will have to deal with more strict regulation on oldfashioned tobacco products, but e-cigs as we know them (BT's greatest foe) will be banned and the remainder will be thrown right into the lap of BT. WIN for BT.

    Well played... Well played... :(
     
  2. Berylanna

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    Bump, "tomorrow" is here where y'all are! (Bedtime for me.....)
     
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    :lol: well that's one vote for sure!
     
  5. Julie W

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    IMO we have as much if not more to fear from B.P. as B.T. at least B.T. has some financial interests like all the Ecig companies they are buying up.
    Poor impoverished B.P. awhhh!:evil: stands to lose on all fronts,loss of NRT products ,loss of revenue from smoking related diseases.....Oh dear my heart just bleeds for them...(not)

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    And they wont just lie down & take it,they will do whatever they deem necessary, to secure their investment,as Rolygate pointed out in his great post.
    (grrr can't find it now)
    I agree it's sickening to see it handed on a silver plate,& how long before our e liquid ends up as doctored as were their originals
     
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    Any news yet on the outcome of this epic vote?
     
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    The vote is up *RIGHT NOW*...
     
  11. Albantar

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    And we're dead.
     
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    :evil:.......................:censored:



    Contrasting views coming in from today's vote on e-cigarettes. The Green group tweets: "ECR group is trying to filibuster a vote on new, stronger EU rules on #tobacco products"

    2:18:

    Linda McAvan, the British MEP who steered negotiations of the directive through parliament receives applause from fellow MEPs as the result is read out.
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    The article requiring tougher regulation of e-cigarettes is backed by 478 votes to 130.
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    And so after months of debate, MEPs approve the revised tobacco products directive by 514 votes to 66.
     
  13. Albantar

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    That's it, I'm moving to Canada...
     
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    We must now continue our fight on a national level.

    A European directive is no law. Each member state must implement the directive in its own laws, following its own democratic procedures. This process can take several years...
     
  16. Anjaffm

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    I know.
    Most of us in Germany will drink a little something tonight - we need it - and then regroup and work on a strategy on the national level.
     
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    BP already got Europe when they succeeded in banning the kinds of herbal preparations that have been used for thousands of years, and are sold in Health Food stores in the U.S. (though the corporations are messing that up here via marketing anyway.)

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    Maybe y'all would want to discuss "liberticide" with the Herbalists in Germany also? Just a thought.
     
  18. Anjaffm

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    hm... that may be an idea.
    Although, there are sources for herbal medicines. I use them myself. They are simply declared as something else :D

    Like Stevia. It took the EU years to permit Stevia as a sweetener. During that time, Stevia was sold in health food stores as an ingredient for cosmetics ( ;) ).
     
  19. Berylanna

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    So there you have it! Sell 3.5-ml Novas as eyewash appliances.
     
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