According to media outlet Kurier Wilenski on November 15th, the Lithuanian government has decided to reject proposed amendments to the legislation regarding the prescription of e-cigarettes and their sale in pharmacies.
In response to this, former Minister of Health Aurelijus Veryga clarified, “There is a misconception about my suggestion regarding the sale of e-cigarettes in pharmacies, requiring a doctor’s prescription. We are not proposing to move all e-cigarettes to pharmacies for prescription-only sales at this time. If e-cigarettes are recognized as medicinal products, they could be sold in pharmacies with a prescription, similar to the current practice with medical nicotine gum for smoking cessation. However, this is only a theoretical possibility, which is why I recommend a total ban on the sale of e-cigarettes in Lithuania.”
Meanwhile, Gintaras Karanda, the head of the Department of Drug, Tobacco, and Alcohol Control, has noted that the legislation may restrict teenagers’ use of e-cigarettes.