Why regulate products?

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Legislation is necessary to regulate all types of products. Appropriate legislation guides manufacturers, importers and producers on the requirements necessary to have a safe product and to protect the consumers, ultimately. Complying with these requirements should not be seen as a burden, but as an opportunity to provide a better service or product, as a way of improving the business model of the company and as a reassurance that the product and/or service provided protects the user.

Manufacturers, importers and producers of e-cigarettes and e-liquids should consider the following EU legislation:


  • Directive 2014/40/EU on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products (TPD)
  • Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. Concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures

Flavourings and additives

  • Commission Regulation No 231-2012 laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333-2008
  • Regulation No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers
  • Regulation (EC) No 1334/2008 on flavourings and certain food ingredients with flavouring properties for use in and on foods
  • Regulation No 1333/2008 on food additives
  • Directive 2002/46/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to food supplements


  • Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators
  • Directive 2011/65/EU. Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (recast)
  • Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive 2012/19/EU
  • Radio Equipment and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC


  • General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) 2001/95/EC
  • Directive 2011/83/EU on consumer rights
  • Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981
  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) At Work Regulations 2002
  • Control of Poisons and Explosives Precursors Regulations 2015
  • Poisons Act 1972

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