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Tobacco compliance and rapid reviews

Rapid Reviews of business compliance with the Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015

April 2022 - This report details the results of over 400 test purchase attempts carried out across England made by young people under the age of 18 years, with a focus on the supply of disposable vaping products.

This was a Department of Health & Social Care supported operation, designed to assess compliance and managed by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

A review of business compliance with the Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015

April 2020 - A rapid review carried out by Trading Standards Services in England

Testing of e-Cigarette Devices

August 2018 - This report was produced by Kent trading standards on behalf of CTSI. It examines the safety of e-cigarette devices specifically in relation to the leaching of heavy metals in use.  

Rapid Review 2: Nicotine Inhaling Product Compliance with the Tobacco and Related Product Regulations 

August 2018 - This report presents the findings of a second review of product compliance carried out by trading standards in participating regions in England.  

Rapid Review of Compliance with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations: Nicotine Inhaling Products available online

2018 - The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 came into full effect in May 2017; this report provides an overview of the compliance of nicotine inhaling devices available online with these Regulations.  

Rapid Review of Compliance with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations: Phase 2 Shisha, Tobacco Blunts and Smokeless Products

2018 - The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 came into full effect in May 2017; this report provides an overview of the compliance of specific products namely: shisha, tobacco blunts and smokeless products.  

Rapid Review of Nicotine Inhaling Product Compliance with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations

2018 - The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 came into full effect in May 2017; this report provides an overview of the compliance of nicotine inhaling devices with these Regulations across participating Regions in England. 

A review of compliance with Regulation 15 of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (use of flavours in tobacco products) - completed Summer 2017

2017 - The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 came into full effect in May 2017; this report provides a review of compliance with Regulation 15 in England. 

A review of tobacco product compliance with the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and the Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Regulations 2015 - completed November 2017

2017 - The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015 came into full effect in May 2017; this report provides an overview of compliance with these Regulations across England. 

Rapid Review of business compliance conducted by Trading Standards Services in England (Nicotine Inhaling Products) NIPS2

2016 - An updated review of business compliance with the Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015. 

Rapid Review of business compliance conducted by Trading Standards Services in England (Nicotine Inhaling Products)

2016 - A review of business compliance with the Nicotine Inhaling Products (Age of Sale and Proxy Purchasing) Regulations 2015. 

Rapid Review of Compliance with Tobacco Advertising and Promotion (Display) Regulations (2010) in small business premises

2015 - Compliance with both sets of regulations was found to be high with just under 90% of all businesses visited being fully compliant. 

The display of tobacco products: a rapid review of compliance in business premises

2013 - This report provides empirical data relating to compliance with the legislation enacted to stop the promotion (through the display) of tobacco products in large business premises. 


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