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Vaping Law Changes to Go in Effect May 20th

Posted on 19 May 2017 | 5:21 pm by

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Anyone who enjoys a nice vape is probably aware of the ever-changing laws that are going into effect. It seems like one law after another has taken control of the industry. Now, those changes are about to happen again on May 20th. Anyone who smokes or vapes needs to be aware of these new laws. According to the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations, there are a number of new rules surrounding the sale of e-liquids and e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom. All manufacturers and retailers need to be aware of these changes to ensure compliance with the laws.

To help you better understand what to expect, here are some of the changes with the new laws:

  • Any e-liquid or e-cigarette has to be registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products regulatory agency prior to being sold.
  • Any refillable tanks for sale have to be 2ml or less in capacity.
  • Any e-liquids have to be 10ml or less in capacity.
  • Unless the product has been registered as a medicine, the nicotine content in an e-liquid cannot exceed 20 mg/ml.
  • All packaging must be tamper-evident and child-resistant.
  • Labeling requirements have changed.
  • Additives like taurine, colorings and caffeine have all been banned.

Not complying with the vaping laws in the United Kingdom could end up costing you an unlimited fine and imprisonment for as long as two years. While many of the shops are well-aware of the new changes, a lot of the small online retailers aren’t. Because millions of individuals purchase products online through eBay, it is more important than ever that everyone is aware of these new laws. There are a number of people selling products online in 100ml quantities and nicotine strength in excess of the 20 mg/ml allowed. As of May 20th, all of that is going to be illegal. It is more important than ever to get everything in order to prevent being hit with an astronomical fine and the possibility of going to jail.

Here are a few other things you need to know:

  • Branded packs are no more. Cigarettes have to be packed in a dark brown and covered 65% in health warnings including tar-stained lungs. Even if there are packs of the old product left, the owners cannot sell them as of May 21st.
  • Say goodbye to 10 packs. All cigarette packs must have at least 20 cigarettes in them.
  • Menthols aren’t allowed either. Flavored cigarettes are banned as well. Anything emitting a flavor isn’t allowed, whether it be in paper, filter, package or capsule form.
  • No smoking with children in the vehicle. Get caught smoking with someone under 18 in the vehicle and you could be fined.
  • Only large pouches of rolling tobacco allowed. Pouches have to be at least 30g in size to be sold.

With so many crazy restrictions and changes, it is going to be a change of pace for many who love vaping or smoking in general. It might take some time to get used to the changes for many, but that doesn’t mean people are going to give up something they enjoy.



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