Denmark: The Danish Safety Authority has started a campaign against illegal disposable e-cigarettes, especially targetting forbidden fruit flavours that may appeal to children and young people. Most fines issued so far have been aimed at websites, with 295 social media profiles closed down and 65 ads removed from platforms.
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Denmark: The health and finance ministries are setting up a combined task force to strengthen control over nicotine and tobacco products, focusing primarily on flavoured disposable e-cigarettes. Including members of the Danish Safety Technology Authority and the Consumer Ombudsman, it will aim to ensure that new product trends are addressed quickly.
Denmark: Health minister Magnus Heunicke has called a meeting today with social media companies, the Danish Safety Technology Authority and several associations to discuss the use of disposable e-cigarettes by children and young people. He stressed that e-cigs with flavours other than tobacco and menthol are illegal in Denmark.
Denmark: The Danish Safety Agency seized a quantity of illegally flavoured e-cigarettes from five market stalls at the weekend following a tip-off. Since 1st April only tobacco and menthol flavours are allowed in Denmark. The agency announced that it will continue to make unannounced visits to markets and festivals over the summer to check if illegal e-cigs are being sold. It will also monitor social media and use artificial intelligence tools to identify products for sale online.
Denmark: A possible ban on nicotine products is among the topics for discussion today at the Folkemødet (People’s meeting), an open forum for political parties to engage with the public. The discussion, led by the Danish Cancer Society, will feature MP Per Larsen of the opposition Conservative People’s Party. In April, health minister Magnus Heunicke said it would not be possible to implement a proposed ban on access to tobacco and nicotine for those born in or after 2010 due to the terms of the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD).
Denmark: Health minister Magnus Heunicke announced yesterday, 15th March, that the government plans to ban access to tobacco and nicotine products to anyone born in or after 2010. This is part of the new government’s health reform plan to “Make Denmark Healthier”, which aims to tackle health inequalities.