The EU's Tobacco Products Directive faces legal challenge in France

The EU's Tobacco Products Directive faces legal challenge in France

One of the aims of this campaign is to get the Government to remove the regulations imposed on the vaping industry by the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), including the ban on advertising, the maximum size of tanks, the size of e-liquid bottles, and the strength of e-liquids.

News that French groups have come together to mount a legal challenge to the ridiculous advertising ban is welcome news. If this legal challenge succeeds in France, it will be much easier for us to remove the advertising band and other regulations here in the UK - especially as in a couple of years Brexit will have been completed and we will no longer have to abide by the regulations in the TPD anyway. 

More about the legal challenge can be found here. In the meantime, watch this space. There are 2.8 million vapers in the UK, and there is no doubt that vapers assisted in the Brexit vote. Vapers are not going to sit idly by for another two or three years and endure needless restrictions that will damage the vaping industry. Action needs to be taken now. 

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