The House of Lords had a very lively debate about the TPD on Monday, with a number of members making some very good - and honest - points about the upcoming Tobacco Products Directive, set to go into effect on May 20. It's obvious quite a few members of the House of Lords have their suspicions about the true intentions of the TPD, with Viscount Ridley openly asking whether pharmaceutical companies may have a hand in the legislation that will severely impact so many people trying to give up smoking through ecigarettes . 

“Tell me why these devices are included at all in the Tobacco Products Directive? Because they’re not a tobacco product!” 

The debate is lively from start to finish, and you can watch it HERE: 

 

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What do you think? Will this have an impact on the legislation?