In a publication dated 2 July 2021, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has classified further additives in tobacco or liquids as hazardous. These include the additives guar gum and sorbitol. Both substances were already on the priority list for the EU Tobacco Products Directive. Substances on the priority list are to be evaluated regarding their hazards within 18 months in accordance with Article 6 of this Regulation. This classification by the BfR means that a ban is to be expected for these additives.
If you market tobacco products such as liquids, you should keep an eye on further developments. trade-e-bility advises you on product legislation concerning e-cigarettes and liquids and provides information on statutory amendments.
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