Makiko Kitamura
bloomberg.com
February 19, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) is pushing for more stringent regulation of electronic cigarettes, which compete with its Nicorette gum and other smoking cessation products, according to e-mails from a company executive.

Europe should follow the lead of the U.K., which plans to require e-cigarettes to be licensed as medicines much the way other nicotine-replacement therapy products are, wrote Sophie Crousse, the Brussels-based vice president of European public affairs for Glaxo’s consumer health-care division.

Related: Glaxo Sees 2014 Profit, Sales Rising on New Products

“We believe in responsible and proportionate regulation for all nicotine-containing products as medicinal products,” Crousse said in an e-mail dated Oct. 30. The message and other documents were made public last week through a freedom of information request made to the health and consumer affairs division of the European Commission.

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