If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 with no agreement in place, the Tobacco Products Directive and the Tobacco Advertising Directive would no longer directly apply to the UK. The UK government has recently discussed the potential changes to the regulation of tobacco and e-cigarette products in the “unlikely” event of a “no deal” withdrawal of the UK from the EU. It stated that the UK domestic law that implements these directives, such as the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, would remain in force, with minor amendments to ensure it still works effectively after EU exit. The amendments would include giving the UK government the power to update the legislation in response to emerging threats, changing safety and quality standards, and technological advances regarding these products.

UK Department of Health and Social Care (2018). Guidance. Labelling tobacco products and e‑cigarettes if there’s no Brexit deal. Updated 14 September 2018. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/labelling-tobacco-products-and-e-cigarettes-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/labelling-tobacco-products-and-e-cigarettes-if-theres-no-brexit-deal


The above items were taken from the November 2018 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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