About Us

The NTPD is hosted and managed on behalf of the Department of Health by the Trading Standards Institute. Launched in 2007 , the Directory was originally constructed and managed by a partnership comprising: LACORS ( Local Authority Coordinators of Regulatory Services ) and Trading Standards Services, specifically the London Regional Trading Standards Group, South West Regional Trading Standards Group and Trading Standards North West. This collaboration ended in 2010.

The purpose of the NTPD is to inform regulators, health professionals and businesses of the diverse nature of niche tobacco products and of the legislation that applies to them.

The NTPD is subject to regular review to capture any changes in the supply of these particular products.

Page updated: 21 Jan 2013