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Regulatory reports / United Kingdom
All of our full-length regulatory reports that cover the UK can be found on this page. These reports provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of the country’s regulations and restrictions in relation to e-cigs. In addition to a general outline of the regulatory landscape for the country, more specific regulations such as product restrictions or e-cigarette taxation are also covered.
The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 transposed the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in the UK. It is expected to be reviewed in 2021. This report provides an overview of the current regime in place in the UK
The UK is still set to leave the EU, after which the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will no longer apply but the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 will remain in force with minor amendments
A research paper which led to the headline claim that e-cigs can trigger lung disease “just like cigarettes” was picked up by the media more eagerly than other studies which came to less alarmist conclusions
Researchers in New Zealand have produced a paper comparing the relative health risks of e-cigs and smoking which they hope will add more information to the limited pool the authorities are dipping into to guide the making of regulations.
In this March 2017 report on the UK market, we find that there is currently no national legal restriction on the public usage of e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom. Variations in interpretation of the TPD include a modification of the six month standstill period for launching new products, while Tank size limits for new products is 2ml and applies to all tanks, regardless of whether they contain nicotine when sold.
There may be more recent ECigIntelligence reports on this territory. Please visit the home page for the United Kingdom or the advanced search page. To provide further insight on the developing UK regulatory scene for e-cigarettes, we have collated this in-depth companion to Regulatory report: UK gears up for fragmented TPD transposition for ECigIntelligence readers. […]
E-cigarette flavours are causing concern again, but this time not over their purported appeal to youth. The latest study to stoke up worries about harmful substances in e-cigs is “Flavour chemicals in electronic cigarette fluids”, another from a group at Portland State University in the U.S.