EU: Transition period Tobacco Products Directive ends

29 April 2016

The Tobacco Products Directive was published on 29 April 2014 and entered into force on 19 May 2014. Member States had two years to transition national legislation into line.
The directive lays down rules governing the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products, including electronic cigarettes. It sets minimum dimensions for warnings and eliminates small packages for certain tobacco products. It also introduces EU-wide tracking and tracing to combat illicit trade of tobacco products.
The European Commission has also adopted the Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/586 of 14 April 2016 on technical standards for the refill mechanism of electronic cigarettes.
Click here for the directive.
Click here for the Commission Implementing Decision for the refill mechanism of electronic cigarettes.

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