Vaping Regulation in the EU

Hosted by David Campbell Bannerman MEP and Fulvio Martusciello MEP
Tuesday 6 November | 08:00 to 09:30 | European Parliament


On Tuesday 6 November, an exchange on vaping regulation in the EU will aim to gain insight into the demands of smokers and vapers, and what role regulators should play to enable innovation on the one hand but ensure quality and product safety for European consumers on the other.

The debate, organised by the Parliament Magazine and kindly hosted by David Campbell Bannerman MEP (UK, ECR) and Fulvio Martusciello MEP (Italy, EPP), will address novel tobacco products and e-cigarettes as an alternative to traditional cigarettes for nicotine delivery. This increase in popularity has become the source of controversial political debate around regulation, be it a well-accepted alternative to traditional tobacco consumption or outright banned. Even in the European Union, where the TPD2 provides a clear regulatory framework for these products, the attitude towards vaping varies from member state to member state.

Unanimously, the public debate is centred around the potential and evidenced benefits for consumer and public health. But one should not look at their risk reduction potential in isolation. For society and public health, in particular, to tap into the full potential of this new category consumers not only need to accept novel nicotine delivery systems but also their broad spectrum of benefits. Do we really know what users are looking for? What are the drivers behind this fiercely consumer-led category? Reduced-risk potential is an important, if not the most important aspect, however, consumers are increasingly interested in products that address a broadening spectrum of personal and social needs.

This panel discussion between high profile experts will explore and investigate a broad array of consumer motivators currently less considered and therefore underrepresented by policy making.

Our speakers include:

  • David Campbell Bannerman MEP (ECR, UK)
  • Fulvio Martusciello MEP (EPP, Italy)
  • Sebastien Gentilini, Strategy & Insights Vice President Reduced-Risk Products, JTI
  • Pablo Cano Trilla, Head of Legal Analysis, eCigIntelligence

The debate will be moderated by Ross Melzer, EU Affairs Director, EURACTIV.

To register your interest, please contact: EUevents@dodsgroup.com | 0044 207 593 5560 | 0044 207 593 5672


This event is supported by JTI

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 130 countries. It is the global owner of both Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel outside the USA and has the largest share in sales for both brands. Other global brands include Mevius and LD. With its internationally recognized brand Logic, JTI is also a major player in the e-cigarette market and has, since 2011, been present in the heated tobacco category with Ploom. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the company employs close to 40,000 people and was awarded Global Top Employer for four consecutive years. JTI is a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies.

For further information, please visit: https://www.jti.com/
Join the conversation: @Parlimag | @JTI_global


Dates
Tuesday, 6 November, 2018 - 08:00 to 09:30
Location
European Parliament Brussels
Belgium

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