The Ashtray Blog released an interesting post recently. The article does a roundup of European MEPs and their stance on the EU’s attempt to sweep e-cigarettes under the rug. There are three categories: Supporters, on the fence and outright prohibitionists.
Roger Helmer, MEP:
We are extremely worried about the tone this document takes, when it states that nicotine containing products exceeding 4 mg per ml should be accessed as medicinal products “on the basis of their quality, safety and efficacy, and with a positive risk/benefit balance” and Mr Helmer will certainly be unsupportive of this legislation in its current form.
However, we do fear that the UKIP vote is often outnumbered by those within the EU who continue to push for more overarching European regulation and (as you have stated)’nanny-state’ policies that limit the freedom of choice of the individual. This is why UKIP have determined that the only way to stop the UK from being subjected to this kind of legislation is for the UK to take back control by opting out of the EU.
Ok, so a party that wants out of the EU probably isn't interested in any far out proposals to begin with. What's more useful is the list of those who are not in favor of tossing out this ill-conceived directive. Included are the statements from the politicians and links to contact them. This way the focus can be on those who might be persuaded.