E-cigarettes and Nicotine Containing Products (NCPs)

E-cigarettes new(2)Electronic cigarettes are battery-powered devices designed to deliver nicotine in a toxin-free vapour. These devices generally tend to simulate tobacco smoking. However, whilst many are designed and produced to look and feel like traditional cigarettes, others have different shapes and designs, and not all produce vapour.

Whilst there is currently lack of clear information and regulation around e-cigarettes and non-licensed Nicotine Containing Products, this briefing paper sets out what schools need to know about these products, and their use among young people.

This briefing paper is part of a series produced by Mentor ADEPIS on alcohol and drug education and prevention, for teachers and practitioners.

Given latest and ongoing developments in e-cigarettes regulations, we have produced a resource update to be used alongside the above briefing paper.

This paper includes information around regulations of e-cigarettes and Nicotine Containing Products (NCPs) under the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), or as medicines under MHRA.







E-cigarettes and Nicotine Containing Products – A presentation for school leaders and governors

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  1. Interesting reoprt however I think since the data was compiled things have moved on a fair bit?
    I visit many schools as part of my job and feedback is that E-cigs have become somewhat of a Tamigochi craze and some schools report usage is almost at ‘epidemic’ level though this may be somewhat of a moral panic.

  2. You may well be right Stevan, there’s been very little survey work done so far and it feels like a fast moving issue. As I understand it the next Smoking Drinking and Drug Use survey is likely to have questions about e-cigarettes and if so we’ll then get a much better sense of prevalence.

    In the meantime it looks like the government are going to take action to restrict sales to under 18s and this may change things again.