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TPD Compliance

As you may have recently seen in the news, the e-cigarette industry is now regulated in the UK and across the EU. The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is an updated version of an EU directive. The main goal of these regulations is to promote product safety and to make consumers aware that they are purchasing products that contain nicotine. In addition to this, the regulations are in place to ensure that only people over 18+ are purchasing and using e-cigarettes and e-cigarette related products. However, this may seem more like a new-age prohibition.
Here’s how it will affect you and how the product’s available for sale in the UK will change between now and May 20th 2017
Products produces or imported before Nov 19th 2016 Products produces or imported after Nov 20th 2016 Products available for sale after May 20th 2017
Liquids No limitations Available for sale until may 19th Max bottle size 10ml
Child proof bottles
Unbreakable bottle
Max bottle size 10ml
Child proof bottles
Unbreakable bottles
Tanks No limiations Available for sale until May 19th Max tank size is 2ml Max tank size is 2ml
Nicotine Content No limiations Available for sale until May 19th Mix nicotine Content is 20mg/ml Max Nicotine content is 20mg/ml
Tanks No limiations Available for sale until May 19th Must comply with regulations and include appropriate warning language Must comply with regulations and include appropriate warning language
So, what does this mean?
We may see less e-liquid flavours and devices available in the market as smaller companies will disappear.
E-cigarette devices will have a change in branding appearance, they will be sold as a whole unit with a limited ability to customise and they will include a standardised refill mechanism to promote safety.
All cartridges, pod systems and tanks will be restricted to 2ml of e-liquid.
Sales over-seas will be regulated throughout Europe BUT not banned. Please ensure that you check with your local customs if you are planning to make a purchase from us. We also have a list of countries that can be found here that we can no longer ship to.
However, the EU is reserving the right to ban e-cigarettes if 3 member states deem the products to be harmful. This is enough to make it illegal.