Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (340)

Mary Butler

Question:

340. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health the number of inspections of e-cigarette and refill container manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers under SI No. 271 of 2016 - European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016 at the end of June 2019 or the latest date available. [29087/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Electronic Cigarettes and related products are regulated by the European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and Sale of Tobacco and Related Products) Regulations 2016.  The Regulations provide that e-cigarette manufacturers must notify the Health Service Executive (HSE) of all products that are placed on the market.  The HSE is responsible for the enforcement of the provisions relating to e-cigarettes and for ensuring compliance with the Regulations.

I have therefore, referred your question to the HSE for direct reply.