Lorien from the ECigarette Consumer Association kindly sent me a link to a leaflet to promote the European Free Vaping Association’s campaign to save ecigarettes.
I’ve rewritten the leaflet for our customers (we have several thousand copies on order). We’ve put our details on as we’ll be handing these out in our shops and sending them to our customers, but if you want to adapt a copy for your own use just shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a version without the footer.
Remember, you can also click through here to read and join in the EFVI.
Meeting with Kay Swinburne (MEP) and Byron Davies (AM) on EU Regulation of Ecigs
My colleague Mike Rasbridge and I also had a chance to meet with Kay Swinburne (MEP) and Byron Davies (AM) at our warehouse.
Kay Swinburne is a member of the Conservative MEPs, who have been staunch supporters of vaping, despite pressure to condemn it. We also heard from Kay how they tried to get the EU vote on ecigarettes split from the tobacco directive. They eventually succeeded – but only after the voting had started.
Unfortunately, this was too late, as it did not give them time to warn their allies in the EU. As MEPs had a long list of votes, many of them just followed their voting list, without even realising they were voting for onerous restrictions on ecigs.
In addition to discussing:
- EU failure to follow protocol in ecigs
- the lack of proportionality in the EU restrictions on ecigs which we believe makes them illegal
Kay suggested we focus on the fact that electronic cigarettes were included in a tobacco bill, which she believes is ridiculous as there is no tobacco in them. She also warned us to watch out for moves in the UK against electronic cigarettes.