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.
June 2021. ETHRA submitted to the public consultation on updated rules for tobacco taxation, which aimed to harmonise taxation to include safer nicotine products.
Read more: Tobacco taxation – excise duties for manufactured tobacco products (updated rules)
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
This UK inquiry ends on 27 May 2020:
UK Tobacco Harm Reduction Opportunities Post-Brexit
Read more: APPG on Vaping Achieving a Smoke-Free 2030 inquiry
The UK consultation into the effectiveness of the TRPR (the TPD in UK law) will end on Friday 19 March.