- Posted by Dr. Marina Foltea
- On September 5, 2019
- e-cigarettes, FCTC, harm reduction, precautionary principle, regulations, WHO, WTO
It is our pleasure to inform on the publication of a new and ground-breaking book titled the “Regulation of E-cigarettes” edited by our expert Lukasz Gruszczynski. Two additional Trade Pacts experts, Marina Foltea and Bryan Mercurio, have contributed an important chapter to the book dealing with regulatory issues arising under the WTO rules.
Combining the insights of leading legal scholars and public health experts, the book provides up-to-date analysis of the various legal problems emerging at different levels of governance (international, European and national) in the context of the regulation of e-cigarettes.
Expert contributors investigate the possible application of the precautionary and harm reduction principles in this area, examining the implications arising under different systems of law such as the WTO and the international human rights treaties. It examines the applicable European rules, as well as the regulatory approaches currently in place in selected national jurisdictions. The book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the topic, combining insights from medical, public health and legal perspectives.
The “Regulation of E-cigarettes” is essential reading for both legal and public health scholars. Providing a comprehensive and in-depth assessment of the regulatory solutions applied to e-cigarettes. It is a key resource for governmental officials, NGOs, public health advocates and private sector specialists.
Wouter Werner from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and University of Curacao characterises the book as follows:
‘This is a fascinating collection of chapters on the regulation of an uncertain, ambiguous and controversial topic. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the multitude of perspectives on the topic of e-cigarettes and the law. The volume contains contributions from both advocates of more lenient regimes and contributions propagating a stricter regulation. In addition, it contains chapters from different regions, from the global level as well as from different legal fields.’
To view all the contributions and purchase the book please visit: https://www.elgaronline.com/view/edcoll/9781788970457/9781788970457.xml.