The E-Cigarette must not be Part of the Tobacco Products Directive!

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The IG-ED feels constrained to send another open letter to the Members of the European Parliament. Primarily we demand the e-cigarette’s complete removal from the Tobacco Products Directive after the result of the Trialogue which does not show any sign of common sense. Ladies and Gentlemen, as you know, the IG-ED e. V. is the […]

Mail to all MEPs in view of the next trialogue/TPD2 meeting

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Just in time before the possible next trialogue meeting on December 3rd, 2013 IG-ED is sending out a mail to all Members of the European Parliament. Ladies and Gentlemen The IG-ED e.V. is the first consumer’s organisation of German speaking e-vapers (that’s how the users of e-cigarettes call themselves). We work voluntarily and independently of […]

EU is planning breach of the constitution Or: how democracy degenerates ever more into a farce

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Press releas from IG-ED to the new proposal of the Commission http://www.presseportal.de/pm/104064/2611017/eu-kommission-plant-verfassungsbruch-wie-demokratie-zur-posse-verkommt   A recently leaked EU commission document of unverified origin shows that the EU commission plans to curb the democratic right to free speech in a coup de main at the next trialogue meetings between 3rd and 16th December. What is it about? […]

Follow-up mails from IG-ED concerning the trialogue

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Due to the negative signals which reached us from the Council, we decided to write a follow-up mail: To: The Members of the Council, Heads of Governments, Ministers of Health, Ministers of Consumer Protection Re: Last Counselling on the e-cigarette, December 3rd, 2013 Ladies and Gentlemen, The IG-ED e.V. is the first consumer’s organisation of […]

E-Liquids sind keine Medikamente: Info über OVG-Urteile geht an alle Europaparlamentarier

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Die IG-ED schickt den Text der Pressemitteilung des OVG Münster vom 17.09.2013 an alle Abgeordneten der Europäischen Parlaments. Dabei liegen uns diesmal vor allem die nicht-deutschsprachigen Politiker am Herzen, um auch ihnen die Aussage dieser für uns sehr erfreulichen Pressemitteilung nahezubringen – daher schreiben wir ausnahmsweise nur in englische Sprache.Three German Court Decisions: E-Cigarette is […]

Reminder: Ideology replaces Common Sense: Historical Chance for less Deads from Tobacco Smoke to be Undermined

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Obviously Ms McAvan’s clever plan to schedule the European Parliament plenum’s vote concerning the TPD2 on September 10, 2013 is still in place. In July we sent a letter to all MEPs (see here) and today we sent the a reminder at the end of the summer brek and just before the voting.Ladies and Gentlemen, […]

Open Letter to the ENVI Committee for the Meeting on May 30, 2013

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E-Cigarettes: Regulation in the Tobacco Product Directive would be a Disaster for Public HealthLadies and Gentlemen,we are confident that you know what the IG-ED is and stands for since May 7, 2013, when we attended the e-cigarette workshop in Brussels representing the consumers. We are compelled to contact you again in terms of the TPD2, […]

ENVI-Workshop May 7, 2013 – „We are making history“ (english version)

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The short term invitation for this important workshop was a quite exciting event for the IG-ED. As we had already provided many facts to the MEPs upfront and as our time allotted for speaking was 5 minutes only, we focussed on the most important details from consumer view. We know that many of you watched […]

Open Letter to all Members of the IMCO Committee

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On March 27, 2013 the EU-Parliament’s Committee for Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) published a draft [1] of an amendment concerning the proposol for the Tobacco Directive (TPD2). This proposal envisages to completely delete the already very low planned limit for the free trading of nicotine containing products. According to this these products are […]