A legal challenge has been announced recently against Tobacco Products Directive of EU by the electronic cigarette brand, Totally Wicked. Along with it a plan to regulate electronic cigarettes as a medicine in the UK has been announced by MHRA, a Directive of UK, which is expected to start functioning from 2016. At present only general product safety regulations have regulated electronic cigarettes.
A report authored by Peter Hajek has been published by the Journal of Addiction, after 100 experts and scientists had filed petitions with the WHO to grant greater regulation to the electronic cigarette industry, argued that any such regulation can cause large scale damage to health. A fierce debate has been induced about the future of e cigs after the release of this news.