â€œE-Cig regulations will damage British businessesâ€ – MP claims
In response to the recently revealed regulation plans for E-Cigarettes, UKIP MP Douglas Carswell has claimed that the Brussels regulations could harm small British businesses.
The controversial EU E-Cigarette regulations that will limit the size of vape bottles, as well as the size of tanks, are expected to come into force in May 2016. Along with the new regulations Brussels will expect vaping companies to provide an annual report on the number of users and sales.
Mr Carswell, MP for Clacton Essex, has written on his personal blog early this month that Brussels plans meant that British entrepreneurs, who have invested time to develop the technology of E-Cigarettes, will fall victim to the EUs “anti-small businesses” policies.
Mr Carswell added: “There is a huge market for e-cigarettes in the UK. They have been so successful in helping quitting smokers give up tobacco,Â even the NHS has recognised their potential.
“But now the EU is stepping in to crush the E-cigarette. In May, they will become subject to the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive.Â Think about how absurd this is for a second: the whole point of e-cigarettes is that they are not a tobacco product.”
The new regulations have revealed thatÂ major E-Cigarette changes are expected; completely changing the way users can vape. These new regulations have also sparked fears from enthusiastic vapers that the number of products will decrease due to the tight restrictions.