April 12, 2023
Broughton, a contract research organisation and scientific consultancy specialising in nicotine products, has announced the launch of a new UK and EU Vape Compliance Package that will help address current concerns about vape regulatory compliance.
The new service offering will focus on labelling and packaging, nicotine strength, fill volume, and banned ingredients, to help the industry ensure the safety and quality of vape products on retail shelves.
Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers who use Broughton’s compliance package will receive a Certificate of Analysis that verifies their products’ compliance with current UK or EU regulations. This certificate can be used to demonstrate to customers and regulatory bodies that a product meets the required safety and quality standards.
The organisation has also joined the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) just in time for VApril.
Dr Nveed Chaudhary, chief scientific and regulatory officer at Broughton, attended a meeting of industry experts at the Houses of Parliament to mark the launch of the VApril awareness campaign.
Speaking about Broughton joining UKVIA, John Dunne, director general of the industry body said: “Recent compliance issues with some manufacturers could impact consumer trust in vapes in the UK. Quality control and analytical testing experts Broughton joining UKVIA at this time illustrates the importance of product quality and safety to ensuring the continued transition of smokers away from cigarettes.”
“At UKVIA, we believe vapes have a key role to play in helping reduce death and disease caused by smoking. Ensuring vape safety is of the utmost importance to us and our members and as a group we’re advocating for stronger action against non-compliant vapes. This should include faster removal of non-compliant products, complete testing of products, and greater penalties for manufacturers and retailers who break the rules,” he added.
As a member of UKVIA, Broughton said it is committed to supporting the industry’s efforts to promote vaping as a safe and effective alternative to smoking.
“With the launch of its Vape Compliance Package, industry stakeholders can take an important step towards ensuring that vaping products on UK retail shelves meet safety and quality standards and help improve consumer confidence in the sector,” it said.