The union that represents 5320 Tobacconist in Italy (L'UniontabItalia) is at war with the electronic cigarette as they say that it is ruining their industry. In the region of Lazio they have appealed to the regional administrative court (TAR) to stop shops from selling them. An Electronic cigarette is a form of smoking but without tobacco and paper used in traditional cigarettes. The nicotine is sold in a liquid form and is available in many different flavours. The bottles of nicotine are also sold at different strengths providing the smoker the choice of nicotine intake. Italy has very strict laws on who can sell cigarettes and only tobacconists with a license are authorised to sell them. In recent years, most towns, big and small have seen many electronic cigarette shops open. At present, you do not need a license to sell them as they are not classified as a tobacco product. The union claims that electronic cigarettes is a liquid form of smoking and want them to be classified as a tobacco product. What are your thoughts?