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England May Become First Country to Prescribe E-Cigarettes

  • NHS revises guidance, says vape makers can submit applications
  • E-cigarettes would face same regulatory process as medicines
Vaping May Help Tens of Thousands Quit Smoking, U.K. Study Shows
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England could become the first country in the world to prescribe e-cigarettes to people who want to quit smoking, which would be a boon for an industry that is facing regulatory pressure in the U.S.