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During informal conversations with e-liquid and device manufacturers at the various conventions and expos this year, many have expressed their opinions and interpretations of the TPD. These exchanges have, in my view, exposed a number of misunderstandings, falsehoods, and inaccuracies. In order to provide some clarity, I have addressed some of the most common ones...
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As the e-cigarette industry gets to grips with the requirements of regulation such as the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), it’s a good time to take a look at the practical implications on e-cig testing for brands and manufacturers. The safety, quality and efficacy concerns of the developing regulatory environment put new focus on the constituents...
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From May 2016 e-liquids will be subject to additional regulations (see TPD compliance section).  A 2-tier regulatory framework is emerging.  Products containing e-liquids with a nicotine solution of less than 20 mg/ml can remain a consumer product but certain administrative, quality and safety data must be submitted to the authorities.   Higher strength products will require...
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A typical e-cigarette consists of an electrical heating element, known as an “atomizer”, a cartridge that contains a nicotine solution and a battery.   Insider the atomizer, a metallic electrical heating coil is wound around a wick.  The wick is saturated with the e-liquid.  A sheath encases the coil–wick assembly and in turn a fibrous wool-like material...