TPD Compliance

Every product offered for sale on VapeKitUK complies completely with TPD regulations. Learn more about the TPD rules and their implications for vapers by reading the information below.

What Is TPD?

The EU launched the Tobacco Products Directive (Tobacco Products Directive 2014/14/EU (TPD)), which aims to control tobacco products, including how they can be marketed and sold to customers. Its guiding idea is to raise public knowledge of tobacco products and to preserve public health. TPD encompasses all facet of the manufacturing and retail of tobacco products, including where they can be sold, how to display them, how they are packaged, and how to sell them.It covers all tobacco products, such as e-liquids, vaping devices, cigars, and rolling tobacco. The laws mandate that substances be listed on the label and undergo testing prior to being sold to customers. TPD also governs the usage of tobacco products and the manner in which they are taxed.

When Did It Start to Take Effect?

The TPD was founded in May 2014, and on May 20, 2016, it was enacted into law. This meant that any stock that was still non-compliant had to be sold before this date for vaping merchants. Because of this, some brands that were before accessible might not be found on stores, and the manner that e-liquid is marketed has changed.

Why Does Vaping Fall Under This?

Even though vaping products don't really include tobacco leaf, they are nevertheless categorised as tobacco products. The reason for this is that the tobacco plant, which has the highest concentration of nicotine of any plant, provides the majority of the nicotine utilised in e-liquids. Even though synthetic forms of nicotine are now available, TPD regulations still apply to any product that contains nicotine.

What Are The Rules and How Does Vaping Fit Into Them?

Many rules exist, the majority of which have an impact on the capacity of e-cigarettes and the manner in which e-liquid is marketed. From a consumer perspective, however, most of it is still the same. The primary modification concerned the labelling requirements for e-cigarette products.

  • The maximum capacity of e-cigarette tanks, which include pod systems and disposable vapes, is now limited to 2 millilitres.
  • All the Disposable Vapes over 600 Puffs listed on Vapekituk are Zero Nicotine.
  • A nicotine-containing e-liquid container can now hold up to 10 millilitres.
  • The strongest nicotine e-liquid available is 20mg, or 20 milligrammes of nicotine per millilitre of e-liquid. Unlike the States, where it can reach up to 50 milligrammes
  • Every e-liquid that contains nicotine needs to be packaged in bottles that are childproof.
  • Both taurine and caffeine are prohibited in products.
  • The product's packaging must state that it contains nicotine and promote the fact that nicotine is a highly addictive drug.
  • Before being sold, all e-cigarettes and e-liquids must be approved by the MHRA.

The Steps VapeKitUK Is Taking To Comply

VapekitUK has complied with TPD since it went into effect by adhering to the established requirements. Whether you purchase a tank alone or as part of a package, every one of our tanks has a capacity under 2 litres. Nicotine-containing e-liquid is available in bottles with a maximum capacity of 10ml. Short fills are now an option if you're seeking for larger nicotine-containing bottles. These are bigger e-liquid bottles that you combine with a concentrated 10ml nicotine bottle to create a low-dose mixture.VapekitUK produces e-liquids, all of which have been certified as TPD compliant after being filed and notified to the MHRA for certification.

There are no taurine or caffeine-containing goods on our website or in our stores. Furthermore, none of them contain diacetyl, a component about which popcorn lung has been raised. Every ingredient used in e-liquids is specified on the package, along with a warning about nicotine content.

Many of these adjustments will have been made before you purchased your first e-cigarette if you have only recently started vaping (within the previous several years). You can contact our customer support team via phone, email, Facebook chat, live chat on our website, or by leaving a message. If you have any queries about TPD.