Electronic cigarettes have been removed from the shelves of leading Irish pharmacies because the products may be unsafe.Says who? Thus far available evidence says nothing of the sort.
Invented by a Chinese pharmacist, the devices can be charged through a computer and allow people to smoke where tobacco is banned.Good, innit? Not helpful for sales of NRT products sold by, err, pharmacies though.
Concern has been expressed that the cigarettes, which contain nicotine, may produce harmful chemicals.Again. By whom?
The EU needs to establish if they should be classified as medical devices, medicines or tobacco products.Ah, I see. The behemoth universal European state as mother, father, auntie, uncle, and wet nurse to helpless effete Irish retailers.
Back on the fags then, Irish vapers.
Did I ever mention that it wasn't about health?