As of late last month, vaping in the UK is now regulated in a manner similar to tobacco. This despite growing evidence indicating e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes. For those on the selling side of the aisle, these changes amount to logistical and legal headaches going forward, not to mention potential harm to sales. For those on the buyer’s side, the new regulations add up to inconvenience but little more.
E-cigarette buyers and sellers caught off-guard by news of these changes need not fret – here is what you need to know:
The new vape restrictions most noticeable are those involving size limits. E-juice bottles over 10mL in size can no longer be legally sold without proper registration (see below). Whereas e-cigarette users were formerly able to buy 30ml e-juice bottles and even 100mL ones as well, such quantities are no longer available in the UK. This creates a particularly difficult challenge for mail order e-juice suppliers, such as Zamplebox, who specialize in 15ml bottles, just over the legal size. If UK demand for their services continues, such companies may consider altering operations to sell the smaller bottles. However, time will tell if this is a viable solution.