A plan to regulate sales of e-cigarettes has been condemned by one of our region's Euro MPs.
Drug companies want the electronic alternatives treated in the same way as medical products and confined to chemists along with nicotine patches.
But Conservative MEP Vicky Ford believes they are helping smokers quit and should be freely available.
Matthew Hudson reports.
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Rain and blustery winds will spread across the region this evening but it will turn clearer later in the night. Further showers tomorrow.
There are now more hospital admissions than ever before due to obesity. A survey found Hertfordshire had the most admissions.
There'll be a few showers about at first this afternoon but they will ease later before more prolonged rain arrives in the evening.