martes, 22 de julio de 2014 – 17 de Julio 2014 – Suecia

Sweden gets tough on e-cig sales

"We will continue our oversight which will result in more sales bans when the ruling becomes final," said Martin Burman at the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket - MPA) . 

In October last year, the MPA issued a sales ban on one of the biggest retailers in the e-cig market. The decision was appealed and several new sales outlets popped up during the Administrative Court's deliberations.

The court has now rejected the appeal and the MPA hopes that the decision will allow for greater control of the market and provide the legal tools for regulating sales.

"We have a good check on the major importers and will focus on imports. Municipalities are able to conduct oversight of sales in small shops," Burman said.

The agency hopes that the ban will lead to new safer products being launched on the market.

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