Law Change Regarding E-Cigarettes
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council wishes to inform E-Cigarette retailers that from Saturday 20 May 2017, The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 Part 6 comes into force.
These regulations set out new requirements for suppliers, producers and retailers of electronic cigarettes and refill containers (e-liquids)
This legislation specifies the minimum standards for the safety and quality of all e-cigarettes and refill containers (e-liquids) and provides more information to consumers on these products.
These changes include;
• All e-cigarettes and e-liquids must be registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency before they can be sold
• Refillable tanks for e-cigarettes must be no bigger than 2ml capacity
• E-liquids cannot be sold in quantities greater than 10ml
• Unless registered as a medicine the strength of nicotine in an E-liquid must not exceed 20mg/ml
• The packaging of E-liquids must be child-resistant and tamper evident
• Certain additives such as the stimulants caffeine and taurine or colourings are banned
• New labelling requirements
From 20 May 2017retailersmust not sell e-cigarettes or refill containers that do not comply with the legislation.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick said, “I strongly recommend that all local businesses who retail electronic cigarettes comply with the changes in the legislation. I advise those who require advice to contact the Council with any queries”.
Councillor Fitzpatrick continued, “Environmental Health Officers have a duty to enforce the legislation. They will take required enforcement action in line with the Council’s enforcement policy if non-compliant products are found on sale on or after 20 May 2017”.
For more information visit gov.uk/guidance/e-cigarettes-regulations-for-consumer-products or contact Newry, Mourne and Down District Council on 0300 013 2233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org