As of last month a whole range of new laws in the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations has tightened its grip over the vaping community. Not only are there new laws for tobacco products, but vaping as well, due to their nicotine content. These laws have caused an uproar in the vaping community due to the curbing on bottle sizes for Ejuices.
So how exactly has vaping been affected?
. As of May 2017, all e cigarettes and related products must be given the greenlight by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency before they are able to be sold.
. Refill tanks now have a maximum capacity of 2 ml.
. The maximum capacity for eliquids bottles is 10 ml.
. To exceed the maximum nicotine strength of 20 mg/l, e-liquids must be registered as a medicine.
. All packaging must be tamper and child resistant.
. Banned substances in vapes now span to caffeine, taurine and colourings.
This is a real strict set of rules and failure to comply can lead to fines and even prison time for vape manufacturers and sellers.
Although this means that many vaping products may come off the market, there is a positive side in the fact that it forces vapers and vape makers to get more creative. It is said that the best creative endeavours come from embracing creative restrictions and the same goes for vaping. For those who are unhappy with the vaping laws, especially concerning bottle sizes and nicotine strength, there are measures you can take that require a little bit of DIY vaping on behalf of the vaper. That means checking out the new range of Nicotine Boosters that have recently come onto the market, meaning that you can legally have bottles of nicotine containing eliquid in an above 10 millilitre bottle.