We write on behalf of e-cigarette users (vapers), their friends, and their family from across the EU, in support of the ECR Group’s request to have the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), agreed in trilogue and approved by the ENVI committee, opened up for split and separate votes.
As vapers, public health experts, and electronic cigarette manufacturers, from across the EU, have all made clear, the TPD in its current incarnation is deeply flawed. As an example, the current version of the TPD would ban the labelling of e-cigarette and e-liquid flavouring. How will producers of flavoured e-cigarettes and refill containers label their products? How will users know what they are buying, storing and using?
This is just one example drawn from a very long list that not only makes the TPD undesirable in parts, but also genuinely unworkable. We have arrived at this situation primarily because the current version…
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