The Irish Department of Health, through the Alcohol and Tobacco Unit, have today issued their second industry update on requirements under the Tobacco Products Directive for vaping products.
This outlines two key details:
Article 20(4) of the Directive provides that each unit packet and any outside packaging of electronic cigarettes and refill containers must carry a health warning in both Irish and English. The following general warning must be used:
‘Cuimsíonn an táirge seo nicitín, ar substaint an-andúile é
This product contains nicotine which is a highly addictive substance’.
Electronic cigarettes or refill containers manufactured or released for free circulation before 20 November 2016 may continue to be placed on the market until 20 May 2017 provided they comply with other relevant legislation.