ETHRA’s monthly roundup of news, from a very busy month. Headline news - publication of the TPD implementation report - the Dutch caretaker government rams through a vaping flavour ban - WHO announces that COP9 will be online - EU tax consultation ending soon - UK’s Royal College of Physicians’ new report seeks to further integrate vaping into UK health policy. Read on for more about those and much more.
On 29 April, the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) published its Final Opinion on e-cigarettes. The Preliminary Opinion, published in September 2020, had attracted significant criticism and 691 submissions to the public consultation. We hoped that the SCHEER committee had listened, and that the final Opinion would take our submissions into account, but we find ourselves greatly disappointed!
ETHRA’s monthly round up of news. The main event is the publication of the long awaited SCHEER Final Opinion. A close second is the urgent need for consumers to respond to the tax consultation, which is still open. Read on for more about those and other news too.
The next phase of the review of the Tobacco Taxation Directive has started. A public consultation is now open, ending on 22 June. The Roadmap consultation earlier this year only received 134 submissions. It is really important for consumers to give their views now.