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U.K. to Launch Inquiry Into E-Cigarettes Amid Boom in Vaping

  • Inquiry to assess whether regulation of devices is suitable
  • Big Tobacco pouring billions of dollars into vapor products
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The U.K. parliament opened a panel to establish the health and economic impact of electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn devices as the number of people using such products approaches 3 million.

The inquiry will seek to address gaps in the understanding of e-cigarettes and assess the suitability of current regulations for the devices. The Science and Technology Committee will accept written submissions by Dec. 8.