UK E-cigarette ‘Regulatory Details’ Revealed


According to chroniclelive, a UK government city commissioner has agreed to oversee non-compliance with e-cigarettes in the UK. He has revealed several ideas that could be the basis for future regulation of the UK e-cigarette market.

In fact, Britain, with 4.3m e-cigarette users, is already the centre of vaping in Europe, has one of the highest single-use rates and is a leading country in the promotion of e-cigarettes as a way to quit smoking. Its relatively mature market and perfect channels have been fond of e-cigarettes, there is a broad market prospect. But the premise must be a bit of “compliance” in the future.

Today Gateshead council announced it was backing calls for tighter restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes. Key points: “The number of young people using vape products and the number of non-compliant products available for sale needs to be reduced”. Gateshead council is working with Trading standards to support compliance and “take enforcement action where necessary”.

What are some of them in particular?

Local authorities have backed several proposals made by the Local Government Association to tackle the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

These recommendations include (4) :

1. Vapes should be in plain packaging and kept out of sight behind the counter. (Limitation of packing method)

2. Mandatory age labels on e-cigarette products — but they are currently voluntary. (Young mark restriction)

3. It is prohibited to provide free samples of vape products to people of any age. (Sample requirement)

4. The committee recommends that retailers who violate potential vape labeling rules should be penalized under current tobacco legislation.

In the UK, the legal age to buy e-cigarettes is 18. Legislation enacted in October 2015 makes it illegal to sell e-cigarettes or vaping products to anyone under the age of 18.

But the government commissioner, Alice Wiseman, director of public health at Gateshead, said she would continue to advocate for e-cigarettes. But it said: “E-cigarettes are a useful tool for quitting smoking, so while continuing to advocate for greater regulation where necessary, we must ensure that we strike a balance between protecting young people and supporting smokers to quit.” “However, it is clear that we need to reduce the number of young people using vape products and the number of non-compliant products available for sale and we are working closely with our colleagues in Trading standards to support compliance with the code and take enforcement action where necessary.”

Arguably, the UK market is the hub for breaking into Europe, and also the country where many e-cigarette channels converge. The norms and compliance revealed here may be a Europe-wide trend in the future.

To make e-cigarettes in Europe and America, first seize the UK, which is equivalent to seize the channel business center gathered around the world, and then spread the e-cigarette market to the world.


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