In preparation for the forthcoming review of the Tobacco & Related Products Regulations (TRPR), planned for May next year, the UKVIA has surveyed all of its members on what they would like to see changed in the regulations. From the feedback the industry body will formulate its contribution to the consultation once this is published.
The TRPR is the the UK’s interpretation of the revised Tobacco Product Directive which was introduced by the European Commission two years ago.
Marc Pooler, Head of Public Affairs at the UKVIA, says: “This is a great opportunity to shape the future of the industry and we are currently developing a collective response from our members, which represent a significant proportion of the vaping industry across the UK.
“We have canvassed our membership ahead of the regulatory review, and we are very encouraged by the ideas we’ve received from across the industry. The UKVIA will ensure the voice of UK vaping is heard and will strive, with its members and partners, for outcomes that benefit the sector and public health.”
Key vaping regulations listed under the TRP include:
- Vape tanks will be no larger than 2ml
- eLiquid bottle sizes will be no larger than 10ml
- The maximum Nicotine strength available will be 20mg/ml (2%)
- Nicotine containing products must carry health warnings (similar to those on tobacco products)
- There must be a leak-proof refilling mechanism
- Emissions testing and provision of toxicological data by the manufacturers
- Restrictions on advertising