What Brexit means for vaping industry? And will it have any impact on EU TPD notifications? Will Brexit change taxes or export rules? Certainly, many e-liquid producers in the UK or those who are exporting their own products to the UK ask themselves the above questions. The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. The transition period that was in place – during which nothing changed – ended on 31 December 2020. The rules governing the new relationship between the EU and UK took effect on 1 January 2021. This has resulted in a change of legislation regarding the vape market. In this article, we will try to answer the most pressing questions in a matter-of-fact way.
Vaping is a legal alternative method of delivering nicotine to the organism. At the same time, it is less risky than smoking.
Although vaping in Canada is not prohibited, individual Canadian provinces have their own restrictions and rules regarding the sale of vaping products. The restrictions on e-liquids and vaping equipment in different Canadian provinces mainly concern the nicotine content in e-liquid. Moreover, some provinces have also banned flavored e-liquids apart from such flavours like tobacco, menthol, and mint.
Denmark banns flavoured e-liquids by introducing a new law on e-liquids and nicotine pouches which brings a lot of changes to the vaping industry. The Danish Parliament approved the Danish Health Authority’s “Tobacco Action Plan” on 15 Dec. 2020, and the new restrictions have come into effect on 1 April 2021. In the article below, we will guide you through the most important changes and deadlines that may affect sales of vaping products in Denmark.
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Non-nicotine e-liquids and e-cigarettes must be TPD notified in Germany. Recently, German authorities have passed a new law on non-nicotine e-cigarette products. New regulation equals nicotine-free vaping products with standard e-liquids containing nicotine. This means a major change for both manufacturers and retailers of e-liquids. Check what do you need to know to maintain your sales in Germany.
Non-nicotine e-liquids and e-cigarettes must be TPD compliant in Germany
The reason for these changes is the amendment to TobakerzG, passed on 23 October 2020 which equates nicotine-free e-liquids with those that contain nicotine. Annex 2 to TobakerzV, which regulates the composition of e-cigarettes and refill containers, from now on also applies to e-cigarette liquids without nicotine. Accordingly, there is a need for action by retailers to maintain the marketability of their nicotine-free products. The passed law can be found here.
Every enterprise that cares about the quality and satisfaction of its customers should apply the principles of quality management in its daily work. This is especially true for companies that manufacture products that get directly into the human organism, such as e-liquids. Definitely high-quality raw materials are the basis on which a reliable manufacturer can build a business. We have devoted a separate article concerning the quality of raw materials, you can read it here. But what are the manufacturing standards for e-liquid production? Let’s find out in this article.
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Pharmaceutical quality raw materials is an advantage that manufacturers like to emphasize and should be proud of. Although it is not necessary for the e-liquids industry, some manufacturers want to surpass the quality standards. Therefore, many e-liquid manufacturers use pharmaceutical quality raw materials (like pure nicotine, PG/VG) in their production. In this article, we take a closer look at what you, as an e-liquid manufacturer or e-liquid brand owner should know about the quality of raw materials. Learn how to check if the product’s quality is as high as you expect.
REACH and CLP are two European Union regulations that apply to the chemical industry in general. However, as e-liquids are part of the chemical industry, they also fall under REACH and CLP. Let’s take a closer look at them, as they are among the most important e-liquid industry regulations. If you would like to learn more about the industry regulations or requirements, click the following links: TPD regulations, pharmacopoeia quality, storage and handling requirements, transportation & ADR.
Nicotine pouches are gaining more and more popularity also in European Union.What exactly are nicotine pouches and how do they relate to the e-cigarette and e-liquid industry? What is the difference between nicotine pouches and snus? You will find the answers to these and other questions regarding nicotine pouches in the article below.
1. How nicotine pouches are different from snus?
Traditional snus (brown snus, snuff) is a moist tobacco product popular in Scandinavia. It looks like tobacco wrapped in a cellulose bag, resembling a tiny bag of tea. Sometimes it is referred to as ‘snuff’. Traditional product is made of a mixture of dried tobacco leaves and salt, which is moistened with hot steam. The finished product contains about 50% water and should be kept in the fridge. There is also a version of it without cellulose packaging, which is called “loose snus”. Usually, snus is applied by placing between the lower or upper lip and the gum. As result nicotine from tobacco is absorbed into the body from the oral cavity. Moreover, the nicotine content in snus is higher than in a traditional cigarette. Although nicotine pouches resemble traditional snus in some ways, there are significant differences between those two products that need to be discussed.
2. Nicotine pouches (non-tobacco snus)
Nicotine pouches (white snus, or non-tobacco snus) derives from traditional, brown snus. The only difference between the two is the nicotine carrier. Tobacco snus contains tobacco leaves, while nicotine pouches are filled with cellulose. Powdered cellulose is soaked in a mixture of pure nicotine, aromas and pH-alignant (to make product pH more similar to the natural pH of the oral cavity). The mixture is additionally moistened with PG, however, the nicotine pouches are a little dry. It means that the user may feel the nicotine effect and a taste a few seconds after placing a pouch behind a lip.
Since Wednesday, 20 of May 2020 the sale of menthol cigarettes and cigarettes with taste capsule has been banned in the European Union. New regulations were introduced by the EU Tobacco Directive.
The Tobacco Directive, which was adopted in the EU a few years ago, among other things, sets out, the prohibition of the use of flavours in analogue cigarettes. The ban, however, does not apply to electronic cigarettes, tobacco heaters, and menthol cigars and cigarillos.
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