Europe placed an evidence-free, arbitrary cap on the volume of nicotine in e-liquid.
Action on Smoking and Health wrongly claimed that a growth in the number of vapers proved that, “new EU rules on nicotine strength not a problem for most vapers”.
“Only 9% of vapers report using e-liquid containing 19mg/ml or more of nicotine,” they said.
The NNA responded: “According to a report by Action on Smoking and Health … the needs of 252,000 UK vapers don’t matter because most people will only be mildly affected by the arbitrary restrictions imposed by article 20 of the TPD. That is a truly astounding attitude, especially in light of the fact that the expected reduction in smoking prevalence delivered by the entire TPD, including the tobacco provisions, is just 2% over 5 years, which in the UK translates to 183,000 people”.
Dave Cross – Planet of the Vapes – 2021-04-27.