New CEN/TC 437 'Electronic cigarettes and e-liquids' 

In January 2015 CEN created new Technical Committee - CEN/TC 437 'Electronic cigarettes and e-liquids'. Our French member, AFNOR, holds the secretariat of this new body.

Kick-off meeting

The first meeting will take place in AFNOR, Paris on 22 June 2015.
It is important for us that all categories of affected stakeholders are consulted and involved in the work, including, in particular, manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. Therefore, interested stakeholders are invited to contact their National Standardization Bodies.

Picture of eCigarettes

Aim of the Technical Committee

the aim is to develop European Standards dealing with safety aspects for both e-cigarettes (mechanical, thermal, electrical and chemical hazards etc.) and e-liquid (the content of chemicals including nicotine and formaldehyde, black listed components: heavy metals, allergens etc.), as well as analytical methods providing a basis for determination and quantification of all chemical components stated in the requirements relating to
safety of these products.

Currently there are no European standards defining safety requirements for electronic cigarettes and e-liquids, neither on related test methods. The proposed standardization activity will support the already identified need to create requirements and suitable measurement techniques for the fast growing market of e-cigarettes and ensure protection for end-users.

More information soon to come on our Consumer products webpage.