CJEU Court date set for the 1st October 2015
Advocate General Juliane Kokott of the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) gave her opinion on the legal challenge to Article 20 of the Tobacco Products Directive.
We have received instruction from the CJEU that the opinion of the Advocate General, that was due to be received on the 17th of December 2015, has been pushed back to the 23rd of December. No reason has been given for this change. We will of course let you know their opinion as soon as we have it.
why it is import to support the totally wicked legal challenge to article 20.
Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40(EU) was adopted by the European Parliament on 3rd April 2014. Its implementation is underway, including that of Article 20, the section pertaining to electronic cigarettes. It has some specific consequences for the way in which electronic cigarettes and e-liquid may be manufactured and sold.
Watch – Clive Bates, Fraser Cropper, and Paul Rowley Discuss the Legal Challenge
Since the handover last year a further 19,000 signatures have been collected and delivered to the DoH is batches of 1,000.
Active vapers can be in no doubt that there are powerful forces ranged against us. The last few weeks have seen a stream of blatant junk science emanating mainly from the United States, and the resultant media coverage has been nothing short of atrocious.
The Norwegian Vapers Association (NDS) represents 3800 of the 70 000 vapers in Norway. We have been asked to give a short brief of the situation in Norway and our view on the TPD implementation process in Norway.
The revision of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) was a real roller-coaster of a ride. The European Parliament (or at least some of it) showed a willingness to listen to the ultimate stakeholders – the people who actually use the products – but the trilogue meetings then effectively saw the Commission and Council going behind closed doors and rewriting the entire proposition.
Way back in 2013 there was a vocal outcry from the vaping community and the e-cigarette industry, campaigns were launched, vapers went to Brussels to try to defend their rights.