TPD is Here

The TPD is Here: What You Need to Know

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If you’ve been an avid vaper for quite some time now, you surely haven’t forgotten that fateful day when we all found out about the absurd TPD ruling. It’s not that vapers were caught off guard; we simply were shocked at the audacity, even for EU Parliament standards. How could they lump together e-cigarettes, a technology-based product with literally no tobacco in it, with traditional tobacco cigarettes? Well, that’s money and politics for you.

Unfortunately, even with Brexit, we are currently stuck with these (draconian) laws. Hopefully that will change in the coming years but, until then, we need to work within the current laws. So, it’s been some time since we covered the TPD regulations, and we thought that since they are right around the corner, we should cover this again for our readers. After all, we will be seeing quite a few significant (and odd) changes in the vaping world. Here is what you need to know.

Tank Size

The EU decided to limit all tank sizes to no larger than 2ml. Be sure to stock up now on tanks that are over this size.

E-liquid Bottle Sizes

The EU, in all of their vaping wisdom, also decided to limit e-liquid bottle sizes to no larger than 10ml. This is clearly logical because, you know, anyone who wants to buy 50ml bottles isn’t going to all of a sudden buy 5 10ml e-liquid bottles (sarcasm). On a more serious note, if you are the owner of a vape shop, you can thank the EU now for maximising your profits.

Nicotine Reduction

It’s well-known that people start using e-cigs to stop smoking tobacco cigarettes. If you’re a heavy smoker, you’re likely using well over 20mg of nicotine. Unfortunately for you, quitting is becoming that much harder, as the TPD has now limited nicotine strength to a 20mg maximum. We here at E Cigarette Reviews UK recommend that heavy smokers stockpile dozens upon dozens of e-liquids that have over 20mg of nicotine in them.

Selling E-cigs? Notify Regulators First!

If you are selling electronic cigarettes and e-liquids, you will need to let health regulators know what you are selling, and they will need to be approved. We encourage you to do this because if you don’t, you could face up to a two-year prison sentence (no, we’re not kidding).

Better Seals

All e-liquid bottles that contain nicotine will need to have some form of child-resistant mechanism in place. This is one thing that we can’t harp on as there have already been several cases of child deaths as a result of e-liquid consumption.

There are other restrictions and bans put in place like certain ingredients and colourings, and new warnings will be shown on the e-cigarette packaging from now on. However, the above are the main changes coming in just a few days. Let’s hope this doesn’t seriously impact our flourishing and lifesaving industry.

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