Britain has chosen a new
future in which every regulation will ultimately be decided by our Parliament
As Vapers, a major concern is to ensure that the Tobacco Products Directive is of high priority to our MPs and that they press the new Prime Minister to address this issue in a timely manner. In short, now is the perfect time for us to make as much noise as possible, this could well be our last chance to have the TPD revised.
We have great strengths on our side:
Firstly vapers have become a force to be reckoned with. There are 2.8 million vapers and the polling taken out by Abzed.com before the referendum showed people’s frustration over the TPD.
Secondly we have a very strong argument to get the TPD to be high on the priority list of those in power. Most of the TPD’s most harmful measures have yet to be implemented. If the government were to seek to go ahead with enforcing EU measures like the ban on stronger nicotine e-cigarettes it would create outrage.
Since Parliament is now in charge, this petition for Parliamentary action has become even more appropriate. Please keep encouraging your friends and family to sign it.
For the same reason vapers should renew their focus on lobbying their MPs. We suggest that you ask to meet your MP at their constituency surgery as soon as possible to help them understand the needs of the 4,300 vapers they represent.
A key date for your diary is Monday 4 July when there will be a major debate on vaping in the House of Lords led by Lord Callanan.
After discussions with vaping activist groups we are recommending that on this day vapers turn up at Parliament to firstly lobby their MP at the House of Commons and then to view the House of Lords debate from the public gallery at 7pm. At the end of the debate there will be a vote on a “regret” motion which the government could lose. So July 4 is your VIP day - the day of Vapers In Parliament.
More details will follow to help turn this into an exciting and important day for large numbers of vapers.
Please visit here to sign the petition.