Assessing e-cigarette product compliance to the TPD
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University of Crete, Greece
Publish date: 2018-06-13
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2018;4(Supplement):A15
The most popular e-liquid websites and their marketed brands, in 9 European countries (Greece, France, Poland, Germany, Holland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Romania and Hungary) were identified and 122 products in total were bought. We evaluated the different types of labelling information and warnings that may be included either within or on the packaging and leaflet of the products, assessed technical design/safety features and evaluated the chemical composition of e-cigarettes. There is a good compliance level of the products in specific technical design/safety characteristics such as nicotine content ≤20 ml, child proof vial, list of ingredients which varied among countries while refill mechanism requirements implementation was poor among products. As for chemical evaluation of the products, several respiratory irritants and discrepancies in the reported vs. measured nicotine content of e-liquids were identified.

This work was supported by a grant from the European Commission (Horizon2020 HCO-6-2015; EUREST-PLUS: 681109).
Constantine I. Vardavas   
University of Crete, Greece