TPD Changes To Vaping Industry

The Tobacco Products Directive was introduced in May 2016, but the regulations were formally introduced on 20th May 2017, allowing stores to adjust and clear out their stock. Among the regulation, devised by the European Union, are numerous changes to both traditional cigarettes and vaping products, from e-liquids to vape tanks. Perhaps more significantly, much of the regulation is targeted at the vaping industry itself, with more scrutiny in place on products in the market.

Although the changes to the industry has caused some controversy, the aim of the regulation aimed to improve the industry and protect the health of European citizens. Given that the UK voted to leave the European Union in the EU Referendum in 2016, the future of the regulations in the UK is unclear. However, the UK legislature passed the EU Withdrawal Bill in September 2017, the bill which proposes to transpose EU law into United Kingdom law where applicable. The bill is now at committee stage.

Here are changes to e-cigs and the vaping industry:

  • Vape tanks capped at 2ml juice capacity.
  • E-Liquid bottles containing nicotine cannot exceed 10ml.
  • E-Liquid nicotine content cannot exceed 20mg.
  • All packaging must contain a warning label.
  • Advertising restrictions.
  • Devices and e-liquid products must be child proof.
  • Restrictions on e-liquid additives.
  • Before e-cigs and e-liquids can be sold on the market, they must be registered with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
  • Other than nicotine, e-cigs and e-liquids cannot contain any substances that are known to harm human health.

MyCigara strictly adheres to the European Union's Tobacco Products Directive, and its products are thoroughly UK tested. MyCigara takes its service and the acquisition of its products very seriously and continually seeks to ensure its customers are receiving genuine products and are using them as safely as possible.