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MHRA Guidance E-cigarettes: regulations for consumer products

11 Nov 2016

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have produced guidance on E-cigarettes: regulations for consumer products. Pharmacists should be aware of upcoming requirements for e-cigarettes and refill containers that are sold to be compliant with the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). 

The TPD introduces new rules which ensure:
  • minimum standards for the safety and quality of all e-cigarettes and refill containers (otherwise known as e-liquids)
  • that information will be provided to consumers so that they can make informed choices
  • an environment that protects children from starting to use these products.
Pharmacists are reminded of the RPS Policy Recommendation on E-cigarettes as well as our Position Statement