Government Response to Consultation on TPD

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Government Response to Consultation on Tobacco Products Directive (‘TPD’)

 

Background

The Government will be regulating the electronic cigarette industry under the Tobacco Products Directive, which will come into force in May 2016. These regulations will require e liquid and e cigarette suppliers and manufacturers to provide products in compliance with the Directive. The aim is to ensure that e cigarette products meet safety and marketing standards. For example you will no longer be able to buy e-liquids above a 20mg strength of nicotine from one year after the TPD is brought into force. A consultation took place with vaping shops, health professionals, regulatory officers and the public for their views on some questions asked by the Government. The Government’s questions and attendee answers related to electronic cigarettes are summarised below.

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