Guidance on CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) for electronic cigarettes

The TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) states that products may only be placed on the market if they comply with the Directive and with all other relevant EU legislation. One such piece of legislation is ‘European Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures’, otherwise known as the CLP Regulation, which came into force in 2009 in all EU Member States.

In the UK, CLP is regulated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) have worked with the HSE to produce guidance on CLP for e-cigarettes.

The classification of chemicals is a complex technical topic and we would always recommend that relevant expertise should be sought to ensure compliance.