Tag: Tobacco Products Directive

Questions abound over EU’s #TrackAndTrace system

Questions abound over EU’s #TrackAndTrace system

| May 20, 2019

According to recent reports, the EU’s long-awaited track and trace (T&T) system for cigarettes is expected to be up and running in “maximum one year” after its official launch date of 20 May, 2019. The system was conceived under the 2014 Tobacco Products Directive, which aimed to help tackle the illicit trade in tobacco products […]

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UK electronic cigarette company formally challenges Tobacco Products Directive

UK electronic cigarette company formally challenges Tobacco Products Directive

Totally Wicked, the UK’s leading electronic cigarette manufacturer has launched a legal challenge to the European Union’s recently adopted Tobacco Products Directive on the grounds that Article 20 of the Directive breaches established EU law. Specifically, that Article 20 represents a disproportionate impediment to the free movement of goods and the free provision of services, […]

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World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day

To mark World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) called on European Union member states to fully implement the revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). The new directive, which was adopted earlier this year, entered into force on 19 May and, among other measures, allows member states to introduce standardised […]

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105,000 smokers will be killed every year by TPD ban on e-cigarettes, say manufacturers

105,000 smokers will be killed every year by TPD ban on e-cigarettes, say manufacturers

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The planned EU ban on higher strength e-cigarettes used by 2.5 million Europeans will increase tobacco smoking and lead to 105,000 extra deaths every year, according to the respected economics consultancy, London Economics. The report shows that 210,000 fewer smokers per year will successfully quit smoking as a result of the ban with 9.6 million […]

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Commissioner Borg welcomes agreement on revision of Tobacco Products Directive

Commissioner Borg welcomes agreement on revision of Tobacco Products Directive

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I welcome the agreement reached at COREPER level today on the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive. It’s a direct outcome of the last trilogue between the European Parliament and member states on this important text for EU citizens. “This agreement – pending the vote in the European Parliament plenary and formal adoption by the […]

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Tobacco Products Directive & electronic cigarettes: A petition

Tobacco Products Directive & electronic cigarettes: A petition

| December 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Below is a letter which has been sent this morning (16 December) to every MEP in the EU in light of the fact that the electronic cigarette is once again up for discussion. Dear Member of the European Parliament, Following the recent vote in the European Parliament overturning European Commission proposals to medicinally regulate e-cigarettes, […]

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Opinion: E-cigarette users call to reverse proposals that would lead to ban

Opinion: E-cigarette users call to reverse proposals that would lead to ban

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

As policy-makers prepare to discuss the regulation of e-cigarettes in Brussels on 3 December, several thousand former cigarette smokers from across the UK, their friends, and their families have signed an open letter to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health Jane Ellison MP (the minister responsible for the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)),  calling on […]

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