• July 9, 2020

E-liquids not medicine, says German court

A German court has ruled that the liquids contained in e-cigarettes aren’t medicinal products and can be sold freely, reports the Associated Press

The Federal Administrative Court delivered its verdict Thursday in a case involving a woman who ran an e-cigarette shop in Wuppertal.

City authorities barred her in 2012 from selling liquids containing nicotine in various strengths on the ground that they were pharmaceutical products that weren’t licensed as such and therefore couldn’t be marketed. A lower court ruling went against the plaintiff.