Myth - Vaping products aren’t regulated, and we don’t know what’s in them.

Posted by Philip Keegan on

Vaping products aren’t regulated, and we don’t know what’s in them. All vaping products sold in Ireland must be notified to the Department of Health six months in advance of launch. All Irish and EU vaping devices and liquids are regulated by the Tobacco Products Directive (TPDII). TPDII regulates nicotine strengths, bottle sizes and ensures communications about products are factual and clear. The ingredients that make up all Irish regulated vaping products must be provided to the Health Service Executive, with detailed information including chemical studies and risk assessments.

These regulations act as an important barrier to any products that do not adhere to EU standards entering the Irish market and can be contrasted sharply with the absence of similar regulations in the US and elsewhere. For example, Vitamin E acetate, a thickening agent added to cannabis vaping liquid in the US, is banned in all Irish-regulated nicotine vaping products under EU legislation.

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