here are some of the key regulations and restrictions that must be complied with for the e-cigarette related products from May 2017.
UK Vaping Laws 201
Refill containers that contain nicotine cannot exceed 10ml.
This measure will have a direct impact on production cost and invariably increase the price of e-liquid for the consumers. Cost as packaging plays a major role in the pricing of E-liquid
20 mg- Maximum nicotine strength
This takes a little getting use to as a lot of heavy smokers who are using mouth to lung Vape kits traditionally would opt for a 24mg nic strength .
A blow to new users who are coming from a heavy smoking habit, 24mg was a common strength to help initially kick the cigarettes. Unfortunately DIY nic will also be prohibited above 20mg.
2 ml- Maximum tank capacity
This will be very difficult for vapers. High performance Sub OHM tanks meant that you needed a lot of liquid to keep up with the Vape production. Now you must chain fill which can be annoying. (Some manufacturers are selling extension glasses to counter this). Some global brands may not adopt the TPD laws, which means UK vapers are left with a smaller product choice.
Packaging requirements, customer notifications and data reporting.
Some of this is welcomed by the industry to increase quality control and safety, however much of this is already done voluntarily by reputable retailers and manufacturers alike. Costly product registration for each and every product variation (each variation of strength and flavour) will massively reduce e liquid choice and new flavours brought to market. Extra business costs for compliance will ultimately lead to increased cost of products for the consumer.
Vaping- what to expect
Since the laws have been introduced, we’ve seen a lot of change in the industry. Some small businesses couldn’t adapt whilst others flourished. We’ve also seen a lot of innovations to accommodate the tank capacity as well as new variety of E-liquids that are being sold nicotine free. Although prices for e liquid has increased, the comparison to tobacco smoking is still a no brainer.
At Vape Lagoon we have trailed and tested many forms of E liquid and Vape kits prior to the regulation and we believe that we have the best products available that the market has to offer. We have over 200 variations of E liquid products that are all TPD compliant and mouthwatering in every way.