As a vaper who hasn’t smoked a tobacco cigarette for well over 4 years, the decision this afternoon in the House of Commons to introduce “plain packaging” for cigarettes in the UK from 2016 doesn’t really affect me directly. So why does it irritate me so?
Even by my standards, this blog and accompanying video are a little late being published, but better late than never I suppose!
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Since the EU Health Commission announced its intention to update its Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) in December 2012, and subsequently learning that this would include regulation of electronic cigarettes, I’ve come to realise that I spent the first 45 years in a state of political naivety.
The #EU #TPD proposals as they stand allow the ongoing use of 20mg per ml nicotine provided that it’s in a device (tank, cartomiser or whatever) that can contain no more than 2ml. The logic is that the total nicotine content of that device will be capped at 40mg which should be enough to sustain people.
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There is a sentiment being expressed via social media that the “compromise agreement” reached at the end of the EU’s TPD Trialogue process could be hailed as some sort of victory. But for who? It certainly isn’t for vapers.
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