New vape laws comes into force on May 20 which will mean some of the liquids some people use to will no longer be available.
The new requirements are as follows:
- restrict e-cigarette tanks to a capacity of no more than 2ml
- restrict the maximum volume of e-liquid for sale in one refill container to 10ml
- restrict e-liquids to a nicotine strength of no more than 20mg/ml
- require nicotine-containing products or their packaging to be child-resistant and tamper evident
- ban certain ingredients including colourings, caffeine and taurine
- include new labelling requirements and warnings
- require all e-cigarettes and e-liquids be notified to MHRA before they can be sold
Producers of the liquid must now submit a notification to the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) six months before they are due to put their product on the market, once the notification is accepted and is on a list on the website, the product can then be sold in the UK.
A product that has been modified is also classed as a new product and will have to go through the same process.
It is thought that with these new regulations many of the companies producing these liquids for vapes will no longer be able to produce them, it may also sting shops who supply these liquids.
Although regulation was needed, further testing is needed to see how safe vapes are, but at this time and without question they are much safer to use than a normal cigarettes which is very damaging to your health and to those around you, it also makes your clothes smell bad and makes your skin unhealthy and rots your teeth.
You can find out more about the new legislation HERE