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New laws on vaping come into effect this week
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New laws on vaping come into effect this week
From THE INDEPENDENT

Supporters say the rules are needed to dissuade people from picking up the e-cigarette habit[/font]

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Electronic cigarette users will be hit by new restrictions this week, under a new directive cracking down on all smoking products.

The new legislation, which limits the potency of vaping liquids and reduces the size of refill packets, was introduced last year, but companies were given 12 months to adopt the changes.

Supporters say the new rules are needed to dissuade people from picking up a vaping habit, while critics argue the new laws will put smokers off switching to e-cigarettes.

The legislation includes:

Reducing the size of refill containers
A new maximum size of 10ml will be enforced, meaning users will no longer be able to bulk buy to save money. This could result in price rises.

Weakening e-liquid potency
Currently the maximum strength permitted is 24mg, this will drop to 20mg.

Reducing the size of tanks and cartridges
Cartridges will be reduced to 2ml.

Child proofing measures
Due to the sudden popularity of vaping, there have been concerns that they could become popular with school children. Under new EU regulation, all e-cigs and related packaging must be 'child proof'.

Greater government scrutiny
Manufacturers in the industry will be asked to submit to the government open, detailed and transparent information about what the products they sell do and contain.

Any retailer not complying with the new laws by 20 May will face up to two years in prison.
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So, could you please share with us the real situation in your country? The laws, and what changes to the vape stores?
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Restrict e-cigarette tanks to a capacity of no more than 2ml.

Restrict the maximum volume of e-liquid for sale in one refill container to 10ml.

Restrict e-liquids to a nicotine strength of no more than 20mg/ml.

Require nicotine-containing products or their packaging to be child-resistant and tamper evident.

Ban certain ingredients including colourings, caffeine and taurine.

Include new labelling requirements and warnings.

Require e-cigarettes and e-liquids be notified to heath regulators before they can be sold.
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If the FDA regulations in the US actually go in to effect it will be far worse than the TPD regulations. It will effectively eliminate all of the products that are currently on the market and cost millions of dollars to get any single product approved for market. If you have a single flavor of e-liquid that is available in 4 different Nicotine levels that counts as 4 individual products and must have 4 individual certifications. Luckily we have a new FDA Commissioner that appears to be open to reasonable regulations. At the moment the current regulations have been postponed for 90 days while the issue is discussed. I am hopeful that it will all work out in the end.
“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.”  - Mark Twain
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(05-25-2017, 11:11 PM)louiesquared Wrote:  If the FDA regulations in the US actually go in to effect it will be far worse than the TPD regulations. It will effectively eliminate all of the products that are currently on the market and cost millions of dollars to get any single product approved for market. If you have a single flavor of e-liquid that is available in 4 different Nicotine levels that counts as 4 individual products and must have 4 individual certifications. Luckily we have a new FDA Commissioner that appears to be open to reasonable regulations. At the moment the current regulations have been postponed for 90 days while the issue is discussed. I am hopeful that it will all work out in the end.
Best wishes to the American vapers.
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God bless Americans, because FDA will not
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(06-12-2017, 08:48 PM)Ludomand Wrote:  God bless Americans, because FDA will not

I wish I lived in America lol as you can buy what you want over there
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