ENDS Regulations

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 ENDS 2018 this June. What makes ENDS 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, potential harm reduction, research updates as well as taking a look at future product design and development.

For more information about the ENDS conference, visit our about page.

For more information about regulations in the USA, please visit the ENDS US website here.

Find out more about TPD by visiting the EU Commission website here.