The MHRA Is Back-pedalling

In June 2013, the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) announced that “The Government” WILL regulate ecigs as medicines from 2016. Note the ‘WILL’.

It was always pretty clear that this statement was a deliberate propaganda stunt to support Big Pharm’s salespersons in the EU. The reality is that the MHRA has no authority to decide, off its own bat, what should be or not be medicines. For example, it has invented a ‘class’ – “Nicotine Containing Products”. I am sure that readers are well aware that potatoes and tomatoes are ‘nicotine containing products’. In fact, THE HUMAN BODY is a ‘nicotine containing product’ in the form of vitamin B3 – nicotinic acid. Without that vitamin, the skin corrodes and dies and the body dies unless the condition is corrected by the supply of nicotine (in the form of vitamin B3).

The MHRA is an NGO – a ‘non-government organisation’ – which is authorised by the Government to approve or disapprove applications from interested parties (like Big Pharm) to have products recognised as products which cure illnesses or, at least, alleviate the symptoms. Big Pharm pays millions to have its products thus recognised and approved. Thereby, doctors have little option but to prescribe these products – and only these products. No doctor could tell you to suck a lemon if you have a skin complaint.

But the critical thing about the MHRA is that it only responds to applications for products to be registered as medicines. It cannot direct that products must be registered. If that were true, then mashed potatoes would have to be registered since it is, de facto, a ‘nicotine containing product’.

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But is has started to back-pedal.

What I find comical about these organisations is the way in which they enter into the most convoluted ‘miasma’ of words in order to disguise what they are doing. I am going to give a link to a statement from the MHRA in a second, but before I do, you must note that the date of the statement appears only at the very end. The date is given as 31st December 2013, except that that is not the accurate date. That date is the date on which the webpage was updated, which is not the same thing. Also, there is a cryptic statement which says “Crown Copyright 2014”.  But backtrack a little. The precise statement regarding the webpage is: “Page last modified: 31 December 2013” But that does not mean that the modifications were VISIBLE on 31 December 2013. In fact, it is almost certainly true that the date was deliberately chosen by the charlatans to hide the reality that the modifications are of recent date. Why else would the modifications only now, 28th January 2014, be noticed? I suppose that you could say that it is similar to writing a back-dated letter.

http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Safetyinformation/Generalsafetyinformationandadvice/Product-specificinformationandadvice/Product-specificinformationandadvice%E2%80%93M%E2%80%93T/Nicotinecontainingproducts/index.htm

Anyway, be that as it may. What is important is the back-pedalling. The statement itself is the usual concoction of Paid Health Zealot Wordsmiths, reiterating the junk science over and over again. Only ONE LINE actually indicates the back-pedalling, and it is the first line –

“The UK will reflect the outcome of continuing negotiations of the European Tobacco Directive (external link) which aims to bring in additional regulatory requirements for electronic cigarettes that are not licensed as medicines.”

Do you see the tricky-dicky language? The phrase ‘will reflect’ is obvious enough, but what about “….additional regulatory requirements for electronic cigarettes that are not licensed as medicines.” Do we see the problem there? The problem is the lack of precision in the words. The ‘electronic cigarette’ is a machine. Regulation of the machine is a matter for ‘Health and Safety’ and not ‘MHRA’. The machine itself is not ‘a medicine’ and cannot possibly be a medicine.

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But I suppose that the niceties are not very important. What seems to me to be important is that the Tobacco Control wing (grafted on by The Public Health Industrial Monopoly) of the MHRA has given up on the expectation of medicinal regulation. Expect to hear no more about it for the foreseeable future.

I tried again tonight to contact the MHRA via its info email address:

info@mhra.gsi.gov.uk

in order to make a ‘freedom of information’ enquiry concerning the date on which Parliament passed any law at all about ‘nicotine containing products’, and when it authorised the MHRA to regulate them. But the link does not work. The same email address is given in the ‘contact us’ button on the site. but, again, nothing happens when you try it.

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There is one thing that is sure. If Vapers hold their nerve and take appropriate action, they can have ecigs removed from the Tobacco Control Directive altogether. But time is running short. Vapers HOLD THE HIGH MORAL GROUND!! That is critically important. It verifies their HUMAN RIGHT to use ecigs wherever the please, in PUBLIC PLACES. Remember that it was the charlatans in the Tobacco Control Industry who stole private property and turned it into ‘public places’. The Zealots must be hoist by their own petard. No …. bars and restaurants cannot forbid you to use an ecig because THEY ARE PUBLIC PLACES! They are no longer allowed to control what happens in these places. They are no longer their property except in name only. But do not demonstrate in bars. Demonstrate only in town halls and such. Put the onus to stop you on the devils who created the laws.

Vapers hold the high moral ground. It is very sad that they are just as impotent as smokers. There are few signs that they have courage. They may shout, but where are the defiers in New York? Why are hundreds of vapers not gathering every day in libraries, town halls, and such (but NOT privately owned bars) and deliberately vaping? Bloomberg has money – vapers have people.

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Or perhaps the ‘millions of vapers’ is itself a miasma.

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