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January 2022. ETHRA received an invitation from DG SANTE to participate in a meeting concerning the position of safer nicotine products on the market. The aim of the meeting is to give organisations an opportunity to express their views in the follow-up of several letters and other documentation previously submitted to the Commission.

See our statement to the Commission here

 

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September 2021. ETHRA submitted to TRIS notification 2021/434/LT, to amend article 9(2) of Law No I-1143 on the control of tobacco, tobacco products and related products. The draft law would prohibit all e-liquid flavours, apart from tobacco, and would apply to non-nicotine containing e-liquids as well as nicotine containing e-liquids. 

See our submission here 

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June 2021. ETHRA submitted to the public consultation on updated rules for tobacco taxation, which aimed to harmonise taxation to include safer nicotine products. 

You can read our submission here

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3 June 2021. ETHRA wrote to MPs at the Ministry of Health, Welbeing and Sport, to protest at the proposed flavour ban being forced through parliament. We cautioned against the unintended consequences such an action would have on current vapers, and those who smoke that could benefit from switching to vaping.  Also included was our July 2020 letter to Dutch Health Minister Mr Blokhuis

Read our letter in Dutch

Read our letter in English

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Read ETHRA's submission here

This UK inquiry ends on 27 May 2020:
UK Tobacco Harm Reduction Opportunities Post-Brexit

Key objectives of the inquiry:

1. Assess the likelihood of England reaching its smoke-free 2030 target under existing regulations.

2. Assess the effectiveness of existing regulations concerning e-cigarettes; nicotine pouches; snus; heated tobacco products and other emerging types of nicotine alternatives.

3. Identify potential legislative areas for development and divergence from EU law.

4. Produce a report with key recommendations for tobacco/nicotine-related legislative change within UK law post-Brexit.