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 […]

European Commission SCHEER scientific opinion on e-cigarettes - a guide for policymakers

“C’mon… we’ll never get away with that“

Introduction The SCHEER opinion on e-cigarettes

On 23 September 2020, the European Commissions’ Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) provided its Preliminary Opinion on Electronic Cigarettes (context & abstract, preliminary report PDF). This opinion is important because it is one input to 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 Links, title and description November 2020 Australia Submission to Australia Senate Inquiry into Tobacco Harm Reduction

This is my response to the Australian Parliament Senate Select Committee on Tobacco Harm Reduction.

Clive Bates’ submission, 3 November: download PDF

Also submissions by prominent experts:

Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA) Robert […]