Vaping industry sets out to be seen as a partner to the health agenda
The Vapour Product Association wanted separate rules for e-cigarettes
The Vapour Product Association, which represents companies that sell e-cigarettes, is gearing up for a national campaign to oppose a proposed new law, which it says could send its industry up in a puff of smoke. The Control of Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Bill has been published for comment and contains proposals that, if enacted, would bring electronic delivery devices such as e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn products under regulatory control for the first time. The Vapour Product Association had hoped to see separate rules for these devices, but the bill gives them the same treatment as tobacco products such as cigarettes. Sales restrictions If the proposals go through, e-cigarette manufacturers will not be able to sell their products in vending machines, will have to use plain packaging and may not sell to people under the age of 18. Consumers will face tight restrictions on where they can vape, as the bill proposes more stringent limits on smoking in public pla...