A Boots spokeswoman stressed it was working with Fontem Ventures rather than directly with Imperial Tobacco and stated it is a “subsidiary that operates at arm’s length” from the tobacco firm.

She added “From 24 February 2014 we will begin selling a high quality, safety reviewed and rigorously tested e cigarette called Puritane to people aged 18 and over.

“By offering Puritane over the pharmacy counter, this will enable our healthcare teams to have personalised conversations with our customers to help them identify the best product suited to their needs.”

Boots will not advertise the launch of Puritane in its stores.

It is understood e cigarette brands not owned by tobacco firms have been attempting to get e cigarettes listed with Boots and rival LloydsPharmacy for the past two years, but were rebuffed because the category is not yet regulated as medicines.

In June last year, it was announced by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency that e cigarettes would be licensed and regulated as medicines as an aid to quit smoking from 2016.

LloydsPharmacy has now begun stocking the Vype e cigarette brand, which is currently on offer and is manufactured by British American Tobacco subsidiary Nicoventures.

A spokeswoman for LloydsPharmacy explained that the company chose Vype because “there are more than 100 e cigarette products on the market and concerns about the quality of ingredients in some brands have been widely reported”.

She added “After careful consideration, LloydsPharmacy has chosen to stock Vype e cigarettes as they contain ECOpure, a nicotine liquid which is manufactured in the UK and is tested for impurities to ensure it is of the highest quality.”

ECOpure is a brand of liquid manufactured by British American Tobacco (BAT) that is used in its products and contains pharmaceutical grade nicotine.

It is understood some rival e cigarette brands use pharmaceutical grade nicotine, but have so far failed in their attempts to get their products listed in Boots or Lloyds Pharmacy.

Adrian Everett, group chief executive at E Lites, said “We are surprised that in spite of our leading product and leading product standards, E Lites has been unsuccessful in gaining pharmacy listings until the regulatory landscape is settled.

“We are now faced with tobacco owned competitors in both Boots and Lloyds, but hopefully this will now open the channel for the leading independent brands too.”

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I’m not sure if this is the right place for this thread, but here goes….

I’ve been smoking for probably too long now, and am not ready to quit yet, but I do not like paying $6 $7 for a pack of cigarettes, so I tried to find a way to save money, so I could spend it on better things, other than smoking. But I did not want to roll cigarettes by hand with simple rolling papers.

So I discovered another way to go. You can buy what are called “filter tubes”, which are simply empty cigarettes, with no tobacco, with a filter. They come in boxes of 200 250, and sell for around $2 $4 per box.

Then you buy loose tobacco. But here’s the rub……. Obama found out about people rolling their own, and decided to add a huge new tax on loose cigarette tobacco about 1.5 years ago. The new tax is about $23 per pound of tobacco, but it was only like $1.50 before. But the tobacco companies have found a way around that tax. Obama did not add a new tax on pipe tobacco, as the pipe tobacco tax is only like $2.50 per pound. So the companies that previously made loose cigarette tobacco simply started grinding the cigarette tobacco a little more coarsely, and labeled it either “pipe tobacco” or “dual purpose tobacco”, but its still exactly the same cigarette tobacco as before.
You can still get regular, loose cigarette tobacco as well, but its taxed at $23 per pound making it expensive, so its best to buy the dual purpose, or bogus ly labeled pipe tobacco. Just dont make the mistake of buying actual pipe tobacco, which is not made for making cigarettes.

There are many, many brands and blends of this “dual purpose” tobacco. They sell for around $14 $20 per pound, which makes about 400 cigarettes.

Then you need an injector machine, which injects the tobacco into the filter tube. These can be bought in 2 types. The cheaper, smaller plastic ones for $5 $12, or the larger, more permanent types for about $30 $55. They all make only one cigarette at a time, except for one model, which is called the “Premier Supermatic Twin”. It makes 2 cigarettes at a time. It is the model I bought, and it costs $10 $12.

This is how my machine works. All you do is open the top of the injector machine, place some tobacco into the slot inside, insert 2 empty filter tubes, close the top, slide the top of the machine to the right and back, then open the top and remove the finished cigarettes.

I have tried several brands of tobacco and several different filter tubes, and once you decide upon which combination you like, they are easily as good as premium store bought brands, at a small fraction of the price.

I’ve been making my own for about $9.50 $11.50 per carton(200 cigs). Compare that with $54 $60 per carton for store bought brands!

I also smoke menthols, and most companies make menthol tobacco and menthol filter tubes. But if you like a mild menthol flavor like a Newport, you should mix either 1. menthol tobacco with full flavor(non menthol) filter tubes, or 2. full flavor, non menthol tobacco with menthol filter tubes
If you mix both menthol tubes with menthol tobacco, you’ll get a really strong menthol flavor like a Kool…..

Anyway, this is a great way to save lots of cash if you smoke, which can be spent on something more healthy, so this thread is kind of “harm preventing”, if you consider wasting money to be harmful……