Tobacco

Independent Advisory Panel on characterising flavours in tobacco products

The independent advisory panel is tasked with issuing opinions on whether a tobacco product has a characterising flavour. The panel should also further specify and update, as appropriate, the methodology for the technical assessment of products as set out in Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/786. In addition, the Commission may consult the panel on other matters relating to the assessment of characterising flavours. As appropriate, the panel shall request input from a technical group of sensory and chemical assessors that will be established by the Commission via a public procurement procedure.

Membership

The following experts are members of the Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) assisting Member States and the Commission in determining whether tobacco products have a characterising flavour:

Procedures

See the rules of procedures of the IAP

Contact

The members of the IAP can be contacted through the Secretariat at the following address:

European Commission
DG Health and Food Safety (SANTE)
Unit B2 – Health in all policies, global health, tobacco control
B -1049 Brussels
E-Mail:
SANTE-B2-TOBACCO-CONTROL AT ec.europa.eu

Relevant links

More information

Meetings

  • 19 October 2017 - 2nd meeting of the Independent Advisory Panel on characterising flavours in tobacco products
  • 01 June 2017 - 1st meeting of the Independent Advisory Panel on characterising flavours in tobacco products