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Title: Let's demand smarter vaping regulation!
Current status: Collection ongoing
Deadline: 20/02/2020
Commission registration number: ECI(2019)000001
Date of registration: 20/02/2019
Registration language: EN / Other languages available: BG CS DA DE EL EN ES ET FI FR GA HR HU IT LT LV MT NL PL PT RO SK SL SV
Commission Decision on the registration of the proposed citizens' initiative: COMMISSION DECISION

Subject-matter: We call on the EU Commission to repeal Article 20 of Directive 2014/40/EU and create bespoke legislation which clearly sets vaping products apart from tobacco & pharmaceutical products.
Main objectives: Remove Article 20 of Directive 2014/40/EU and replace with bespoke scientific, evidence-based legislation in line with the functioning of the internal market that distinguishes vaping products from tobacco & pharmaceutical products; Ensure new legislation based on mandatory compliance with robust product quality, safety & manufacturing standards, together with responsible marketing practices that ensure youth protection; Vaping policy should foster innovation and ensure smokers and vapers have clear information and access to tobacco-free less harmful alternatives.
Provisions of the Treaties considered relevant by the organisers: Article 114 TFEU; Article 168 TFEU
Organisers / Members of citizens' committee:
  • Representative: Dustin DAHLMANN -
  • Substitute: Mose GIACOMELLO -
  • Other members: Vincent Jean-Marie DURIEUX, Valerio FORCONI, Antonin BERDYCH, Michael Joseph KENNEALLY, Timothy Russel BYRNE (20/02/2019 – 15/03/2019), Ciprian-Vasile BOBOI (AS OF 15/03/2019)
Draft legal act:
Sources of support and funding:

Last update: 01/05/2019

Name of sponsor Date[1] Amount in EUR[2]
Imperial Brands Brussels Office 08/10/2018 10,000
BfTG e.V. 29/03/2019 8,000
Vapitaly 29/04/2019 16,000
AIV (Asociatia Industriei De Vaping) 29/04/2019 1,200

Total amount of support and funding: €35,200
Date when the contribution was received. In case of in kind contributions, date when the in kind contribution started.
Actual amount of funding provided or estimated value of in kind contribution.

Initiative progress

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