Below are two short guides from Vape Business Ireland for Irish retailers on the display regulations of e-cigarettes and refill containers to ensure full compliance with S.I. 271 of 2016.
Please note, this guidance note is not exhaustive and is only intended to provide general information on the Regulations and should not be construed as legal advice.
Applicable to retailers in the Republic of Ireland only.
In response to queries received please find below revised guidance on electronic cigarettes and/or refill containers (2017/TACU/02 v4).
Regulation 30 of the European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 271 of 2016) as amended by S.I. No. 252 of 2017, does not restrict the use of words which denote flavourings, such as “orange” or “cherry”, on unit packets and outside packaging of electronic cigarettes or refill containers.
Regulation 30 does not prevent the use of the word “nicotine” to show the nicotine content on unit packets and outside packaging of electronic cigarettes or refill containers.
Compliance with legislation is the responsibility of individual companies. The guidance issued by this Department is not intended to be comprehensive and, therefore, cannot form the basis on which decisions around compliance are made. The guidance should not be construed as legal advice nor should it be inferred that all your legal responsibilities have been identified in the guidance.
It is a matter for companies to determine how best to comply with legislation, if there is uncertainty regarding compliance, legal advice should be sought.