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Electronic cigarettes could be taken off British shelves depending on a government decision on the future regulation of the product.
There is currently no age limit on the devices or limits on their advertising or availability.
If the government decides that e-cigarettes need more medical assessments, they could be banned altogether while the health implications are investigated.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says local health scrutiny committees in the areas affected by the closures expressed concerns about the review process and the matter was referred to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP).
Plans to close three children's heart surgery units were today suspended by the Health Secretary.
Jeremy Hunt says plans to close units in Leeds, Leicester and west London were to be put on hold after an independent review suggested the consultation process was based on "flawed analysis".
The Safe and Sustainable Review, which concluded that Leeds General Infirmary (LGI), Glenfield Hospital in Leicester and Royal Brompton in west London should stop providing paediatric cardiac surgery, has been heavily criticised and campaigners have fought ferociously against closure of the units.
Speaking in the Commons, Mr Hunt said he had asked NHS England to continue with the process of looking into the reorganisation of children's heart surgery and asked them to report back by the end of July.
Plans to close three children's heart surgery units were suspended by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today.
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Before the Health Secretary Jeremy Mr Hunt made his announcement, Prime Minister David Cameron said:
"Sources suggesting that Jeremy Hunt will order a new review into child heart surgery, saving Leeds unit for now, but prolonging the uncertainty."
"Sources tell me that the review will need to be completed within a year and all ten child heart units will be re-examined."
"if there is indeed a new heart surgery review, that would mean the NHS/govt has effectively wasted £6m on the last one and court battles."