Electronic cigarettes are addictive and harmful, and their flavours make them attractive to use. As both adults and youth like sweet and fruity flavours in particular, e-cigarette use can be discouraged by banning such flavours. In order to discourage e-cigarette use among young people and non-smokers, the Dutch Government announced in 2020 to only allow tobacco flavours in e-liquids. This factsheet describes a proposal for a restrictive list of allowed flavouring ingredients that will only enable the production of e-liquids with a tobacco flavour.
This publication contains an addendum dated June 2023 on page 6.
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