We the undersigned petition to Prime Minister to: 'ensure that electronic cigarette products and their use is regulated appropriately for recreational purposes rather than seek to define vaping as smoking, tobacco use or medical" Electronic cigarettes offer an alternative for smokers which can satisfy the smoking habit without the enormous known harms of tobacco. These life saving products have been widely available for over 3 years and have zero known harmful effects side effects, they are considered by respected harm reduction experts to be at least 99% safer than smoking tobacco Inappropriate regulation will harm smokers by discouraging use of these devices and will make an effective smoking alternative as ineffective as most other such as gums and patches. The fact that contamination with diethylene glycol was found at a level of 'approximately 1%' by the US FDA in one cartridge sample illustrates the need for government acceptance so that proper standards can be introduced to protect consumers. Inappropriate regulation can only create problems by encouraging an unregulated "black market". Remove an effective reduced harm option for smokers and force people to continue smoking tobacco. Proposals to classify such products as tobacco or smoking are not based on fact - there is no tobacco, smoke or burning. Neither is this a therapeutic practice as it is not intended for and has no proof of effectiveness in treating addiction. Sale of these products in the UK is already covered by the Poisons Act 1972 (maximum nicotine content of 7.5%), CHIP standards (for packaging), CE mark regulations (for electrical goods) and general trading laws which say the products must be fit for purpose. Thoughtful legislation that would protect young people from toxins and addiction is clearly desirable and it would be responsible to allow availability of these products only to young people who would otherwise smoke. Making a legal action illegal because of moral judgements, misinformation or confusion with something perceived to be undesirable is unjustifiable. Using an E-cig or Vaporiser is a recreational habit that should be regulated and protected appropriately, adult can make their own informed decisions in choosing what they enjoy to do themselves . We ask why does the government feel the need to bring this in to effect ? Taxes no other reason but they will loose money if we all start to use these devices over normal tobacco products.