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On the 20th May the final phase of the EU TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) and UK TRPR (Tobacco and Related Products Regulations) come into full effect. How does it affect you?

How will the latest phase of TPD regulation affect your vaping?

Article 20 of the revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is new law coming out of the European Commission which is due to come into force in May 2016. In essence it will restrict the sale and promotion of electronic cigarettes far more severely than that of even traditional tobacco-based cigarettes and is likely, in its current form, to destroy the UK e cigarettes market.

A letter signed by more than 50 researchers and public health specialists is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to "resist the urge to control and suppress e-cigarettes".

Vapers victorious in EU

08/10/2013 17:12

As you know from our previous EU related news items, today was the day  EU commission voted on proposed amendments to the TobaccoAgainst the EU ecig ban Products Directive (TPD). One of those amendments was to say that e-cigarettes are not medicines and should not be regulated or classified as such.

Australia looks set to be the first country to ban smoking altogether.

During the summer break many continued to write to their MPs and MEPs explaining their experience with ecigarettes and the impact they have had on their lives. This cumulative writing and application of pressure has finally had a result!

ECITAs response to ENVI vote

12/07/2013 17:41

Following the events in Brussels, we now have a response from the ECITA President Katherine Devlin. She posted her comments on ukvapers.org blog earlier today trying to explain what this latest vote means, what further processes are in place and the timeline for these processes.

With the current talk of government regulation of e-cigarettes it is refreshing to see a new report that explains how this “will harm competition, increase prices and damage public health.”

We thought we would let the dust settle for a few weeks before sharing our thoughts on the recent MHRA announcement.

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