TPD implementation – maximising harm by going beyond the minimum

Caption contest: the hills are alive with the sound of…

It’s hard to keep up with the public health madness in Europe. Not content with creating the worst EU Directive ever made, laden with unintended consequences, many member states are now working hard on compounding their error by gold-plating the directive’s wholly unjustified […]

Updated info post: TPD - provisions relating to e-cigarettes

Text below is aligned with the final directive text

Update 20 May 2016. This Directive is implemented in the UK through the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (SI 2016 no. 507)

Updated 22 May 2015. This is the full Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40/EU (PDF) or HTML as published in the […]

Brexit and vaping

In this post, I try to anticipate what Brexit means for the UK, for the Tobacco Products Directive and what that might mean for UK and European vapers. it’s in two parts because we need to speculate a little on how Brexit will play out and then how that will affect the TPD compliance […]

Papers and letters

Date Area of interest Link, title and description December 2019 United States & Global Article for Filter magazine

A Lifesaving Disruptive Technology and the Effort to Destroy It

I take a hard look at arguments used by anti-vaping activists, particularly from the United States. Oct-Dec 2019 Kazakhstan Interviews with Kazakhstan media

It is scientifically […]

Advertising code at fault over e-cigarette public health ad ban

This year’s Stoptober campaign encourages smokers to try vaping – bravo!

Update 24 September: Cancer Research UK says its hasn’t “been prevented from doing anything by the ASA that we are aware of, so don’t know why this story appeared” and PHE ads were still running on TV last night. So please treat […]