Question for written answer E-004772-18
to the Commission
José Blanco López (S&D)
The use of refillable e-cigarettes and the potential exposure to liquids from e-cigarettes which contain high concentrations of nicotine pose risks to public health. 20% of young people aged between 14 and 18 years old have tried this new system. The majority of them do not know that it contains nicotine and many others take another type of drug due to the different way that they use e-cigarettes, according to the latest data from the Spanish National Committee for Preventing Tobacco Addiction.
In accordance with European regulations in this area, namely Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, Directive 2014/40/EU and Report COM(2016) 269 final, can the Commission say:
- 1.Is it considering the possibility of carrying out a greater number of investigations on certain aspects of e-cigarettes which apply to refillable models, such as emissions checks and studies on the safety level of the flavouring substances and their blends?
- 2.Does it intend to raise standards for labelling?
- 3.Does it intend to launch informative and educational awareness-raising campaigns on the toxicity of liquids and flavouring substances?