Operation Joseph aims to enforce the regulations that affect vaping and tackle illicit vapes and underage sales.
Operation Joseph - Single point of contact (SPOC) and Vaping Expert Panel
The role and responsibilities of the Single point of contact (SPOC) and the Vaping Expert Panel, together with its members and participants.
Vaping Expert Panel (VEP) - membership and terms of reference
Terms of reference outlining the purpose, membership, responsibilities and function of the VEP.
Single use vape products - disposal and compliance with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment directive
Summarises the regulations which Vape Producers must comply with under the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive. Includes producer and distributor obligations and Authorised Treatment Facilities (ATFs) and a list of AATFs identified by OPSS.
Vaping Expert Panel: Disposable Product Overfilling and Puff Claims guidance
Views on disposable products and puff claims in relation to the product requirements of regulation 36 of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016.
Vaping Expert Panel: Happy Vibes Twist and Instafill Products compliance with regulation 36 of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016
Views on Happy Vibes Twist and Instafill Products compliance with regulation 36 of the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016
E-cigarette use or vaping: reminder to remain vigilant for suspected adverse reactions and safety concerns and report them to the Yellow Card scheme
Advice issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
MHRA Guidance for Enforcers on how to check whether a nicotine-containing vape or e-liquid is legal for sale in the UK
Guidance issued by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
MHRA E-Cigarette Seizure Review Template
MHRA template for E-Cigarette Seizure review
Process to escalate technical queries to Vaping Expert Panel
Guidance for Trading Standards Professionals in raising queries on e-cigarettes to the Vaping Expert Panel
Guidance on heated tobacco products
Guidance for Trading Standards: heated tobacco products
Operating a Vape Recycling Service In Your Shop - ACS Vape Recycling Guidance
Guidance outlining how retailers can collect used vapes in store, store them safely and arrange collections on a regular basis.