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What is the Tobacco Products Directive?
Both the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and European Tobacco Products Directive (EUTPD) (2014/40/EU) is a directive of the European Union which places limits on the sale, merchandising of tobacco and tobacco related products in the EU. Based on the proposal of the European Commission the Directive entered into force on 19 May 2014 and became applicable in the EU Member States on 20 May 2016.
This Directive applies to the manufacture, presentation, and sale of tobacco related products including cigarettes, roll your own tobacco, pipe tobacco which includes Dokha Tobacco. To address this situation, the European Union and its Member States have taken various tobacco control measures in the form of legislation, recommendations and information campaigns. The health warnings have to be accurately stated on 65% of the product packaging. This involves the front and back of cigarette and roll-your-own tobacco packages and small containers for certain tobacco products. This directive bans all promotional or misleading sectors on tobacco products, while introducing EU-wide tracking and tracing to prevent illegal trade of tobacco products; allowing Member States to prohibit internet sales of tobacco related products. As an overview, the policies for the Tobacco Products Directive are; the regulation of tobacco products on the EU market for example packaging, labeling, and ingredients.
What have Enjoy Dokha done to comply to new EU Tobacco Legislation?
Enjoy Dokha have spent many months preparing for this and are fully committed to ensuring our products are 100% compliant with UK and EU tobacco laws. Enjoy Dokha have worked thoroughly with Trading Standards and members of the AITS to ensure that the product packaging and labeling would be of a high enough standard. Dokha is a Arabic Pipe Tobacco and because of this pipe tobacco classification, a minimum 30 gram weight per product is not required. Because all of our packaging are compliant with UK and EU Law any retailer that decides to join the Enjoy Dokha network of authorized retailers is protected.