The International Business Times worry that plans to license e-cigarettes as medical devices in the UK could have a chilling effect on the industry. The plans have been bouncing around the MHRA for the past three years or so, as opposed to the crippling restrictions the EU has put forth which are relatively new. For its part the MHRA cites heath and quality concerns (the stuff typically put forth by this type of group.) The ECITA stated it will pursue legal action if such plans actually come to fruition.
Since the FDA also has plans to make their move on ecigs in April, it looks like this spring will be an interesting time for the industry worldwide.