About ENDS

The European Commission began regulating electronic nicotine delivery systems as of 19 May 2014, with the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) becoming applicable to all EU member states as of 20 May 2016. The TPD regulates and oversees all electronic nicotine delivery systems, setting out safety requirements for consumer e-cigarettes, e-cigars and other ENDS.

The main requirements for compliance of TPD Article 20, specifically focused on electronic nicotine delivery systems, includes submission of a technical dossier to relevant authorities, no use of restricted additives with the Article also placing restrictions on advertising and the maximum strength for nicotine-containing liquid.

Through transitional requirements, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) products and their refill containers could be sold even if not compliant with the TPD up until 20 November 2016 but starting from 20 May 2017, all electronic nicotine delivery system products sold to consumers in the EU must be fully compliant with the TPD.

Understanding how this affects your business moving forward and what you need to do to ensure compliance is just one of the things that will be covered at the inaugural ENDS 2017 conference this June. Smithers Rapra has a long history of hosting regulatory- and testing-focused conferences, such as at the long-standing, renowned Extractables & Leachables and Global Food Contact conferences, so you can be sure that we will provide you with the most up to date and relevant regulatory information available as well as providing a great conference experience.

What makes this conference unique is that not only will we delve into the regulatory landscape; we’ll also provide you with the latest information on testing methods, materials and components for ENDS as well as taking a look at future product development.

We worked directly with the industry’s leading experts to produce a programme that is unrivalled. Representatives from Xyfil, FIVAPE, ECITA and Reveritas Group joined Smithers Rapra’s own Dr. Andrew Feilden to ensure that each level of the value chain is represented and therefore developed a balanced and informative programme for every attendee.

Speakers and attendees included British American Tobacco, MHRA, Leadscope, CAP, Coresta, British Standards Institute, Nicopure Labs, UKVIA, JT International, Philip Morris International, Space Jam Juice, Nerudia and many more. You can view the full programme here.

Find your answers at ENDS

To learn more about the new regulations surrounding the ENDS sector and how this will affect your business moving forward, this conference is the place to get your questions answers and ensure you understand what you need to do to be succesful and compliant.

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