TPD Compliance

The e-cigarette industry is regulated in the UK and across the EU. The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) is an updated version of an EU directive. The main goal of these regulations is to promote product safety and to make consumers aware that they are purchasing products that contain nicotine. In addition to this, the regulations are in place to ensure that only people over 18+ are purchasing and using e-cigarettes and e-cigarette related products.

Here are the details;

Products Produced or Imported after Nov 20th 2016 Products Available for Sale after May 20th 2017
Liquids Max bottle size 10ml
Child proof bottles
Unbreakable bottle
Max bottle size 10ml
Child proof bottles
Unbreakable bottles
Tanks Max tank size is 2ml Max tank size is 2ml
Nicotine Content Mix nicotine Content is 20mg/ml Max Nicotine content is 20mg/ml
Tanks Must comply with regulations and include appropriate warning language Must comply with regulations and include appropriate warning language

So, what does this mean?

There may be less e-liquid flavours and devices available in the market as smaller companies may not be able to meet or comply with the strict regulations.

E-cigarette devices are sold as a whole unit with a limited ability to customise and they will include a standardised refill mechanism to promote safety.

All cartridges, pod systems and tanks are limited to 2ml capacity of e-liquid.