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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!

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breaking news April

 

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.

 

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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.  

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ETHRA March News

 

Tobacco harm reduction news from Europe

The tax directive consultation is out - time for you to give your views on taxation for safer alternatives to smoking. The Swedish government is proposing a flavour ban for e-liquids. Germany is advancing with their tax plans, which will make vaping more expensive than smoking. Customs seizures of smuggled snus reached a record high in Finland. Read on for more on that and lots of other news.