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Wednesday
Sep042013

European Parliament "postpones vote on Tobacco Products Directive" (tbc)

Breaking news from Brussels courtesy DeHavilland.

The European Parliament today decided to postpone its orientation vote on the Tobacco Products Directive, originally scheduled to take place at the Plenary Session in Strasbourg on 10 September.

The decision, supported by the EPP, ALDE and ECR Groups – which together command a majority in the Parliament – has infuriated Rapporteur Linda McAvan (S&D, UK). She has claimed that the postponement was orchestrated at the behest of tobacco companies seeking more time to lobby MEPs.

Thank EU!

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Reader Comments (7)

Sitting in one of my favourite restaurants in Salobrena - Spain. Its our anniversary and now you make my day with this news.

Well done Simon.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 13:25 | Unregistered Commenterpeter thurgood

Thank goodness the Angel of Death McAvan has been stopped in her tracks for now. She honestly believes that her was is the only way .....

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 14:33 | Unregistered CommenterNeil

More the case that most of the mps and meps weren't given enough time to read through it because of the late release of it. Add on to that the mhra coming out and saying that ecigs aren't medical the tpd is falling apart.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 14:59 | Unregistered CommenterDarren stone

oh wonderfull news, hope shes seething over this, more likely is someones possibly seen the truth not the retoric and lies

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 15:49 | Unregistered Commentermike

Wonderful news it gives us more time time to inform MEPs of the truth regarding ecigs.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 16:19 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Now we need the scrutiny committee to get the TPD in front of the MPs and if we are very lucky we can get our government to oppose it. MHRA look like they have decided that e cigs are NOT medicine unless that was just to shut Totally Wicked up.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 16:24 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Moger

"Every grain of sand helps to make a desert" and I'm proud I was part of it.
Thanks EU.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 16:32 | Unregistered Commenterjean Reid

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