1. Article, 20: Tobacco Products Directive
  2. Regulations for e-cigarette products in the UK, US, Scotland
  3. E-cig laws worldwide



  1. Trends in smoking in India from 1998 to 2015, by age, gender and education
  2. Tobacco Tax in India: Ministry of Health report that says economic cost attributable to tobacco use in 2011 amounted to Rs 1,04,500 crores (US$ 22.4 billion) in India
  3. Bidis are taxed at barely 9%, far below the WHO and World Bank recommendations. Even cigarettes are taxed far below the global average. (Report)
    India spends 1.2% of its GDP to treat tobacco-linked diseases. (Report)
  4. Kerala Vaping is harmful – a report by Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi. (Report)
  5. Survey of smokers in India – majority want access to vaping. (Report)

Doctors who prescribe vaping

  1. Dr Michael B. Siegel, MD –
  2. Dr Nick Hopkinson – Twitter: @COPDdoc – Tele: (0)20 7352 8121 –
  3. Dr Hilary Jones –
  4. Dr Christian Jessen –
  5. RCP president Professor Jane Dacre –

Vape research bodies/professionals

  1. Dr. Marina Murphy, Head of Scientific Media Relations, Research & Development at British American Tobacco: Lab-tests of e-cigarette show no evidence of cellular harm
  2. Dr. Gene Gillman of Enthalpy Analytical – Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology ( Levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde produced by e-cigarettes to be significantly lower than the levels found in tobacco cigarettes
  3. Professor Umberto Tirelli – Director of the Medical Oncology Department at the National Cancer Institute in Aviano, Italy: E-Cigarettes a Good Antidote to Smoking
  4. Professor Robert West – University College London: E-cigarettes are estimated to have helped 16,000-22,000 smokers in England to quit in 2014

Vape articles

  1. E-Cigarettes could improve the lives of millions of people (BBC News)
  2. 10 common questions about e-cigarettes answered (Cancer Research UK)
  3. Study finds exhaled e-cigarette vapor particles disappear within seconds ( the Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania, EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, ETH Zurich the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
  4. E-cigarettes, Miracle or Menace? (BBC Horizon)
  5. Higher adoption of vaping among poor (Economist)