Regulation of e-cigarettes
Produced in partnership with Jaspreet Takhar of Baker McKenzie

The following Life Sciences practice note produced in partnership with Jaspreet Takhar of Baker McKenzie provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Regulation of e-cigarettes
  • What are e-cigarettes?
  • Overview of regulatory framework
  • E-cigarettes as consumer products
  • Requirements of e-cigarettes
  • Obligations for producers, suppliers and retailers
  • Notification process
  • Content of notification
  • Fees for notifications in the UK
  • Annual reporting
  • More...

Regulation of e-cigarettes

IP COMPLETION DAY: The Brexit transition period ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. At this time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), transitional arrangements ended and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Life Sciences?

STOP PRESS: This Practice Note is also being updated to take account of both Regulation (EU) 2017/745, the Medical Devices Regulation, which became applicable in the EU on 26 May 2021, and the updated MHRA’s guidance for licensing electronic cigarettes as medicines. Meanwhile, see: LNB News 27/05/2021 5 and LNB News 01/11/2021 73.

The Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/41, which would amend, among other UK enactments, the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR 2016), SI 2016/507, were made to remedy deficiencies in the UK regime in case of no deal (see: LNB News 02/11/2018 98). These provisions include the development of a domestic notification system to enable notification of e-cigarettes to continue when the UK no longer has access to the EU notification system.

The Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1316 amend the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment etc) (EU

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