There seems to be a lot of confusion as what is legal especially surrounding disposable vapes.
Bear in mind trading standards estimate one in three disposable vapes sold in the UK is counterfeit.
What is a legal disposable vape?
For those in a hurry, this quick checklist can help you identify if a product is legal or not: the maximum nicotine allowed is 20mg (2%) per disposable device. the maximum e-liquid allowed in a disposable vape device is 2ml. This equates to around 600 puffs with a couple of exceptions that have a maximum of 800 puffs.
Is the Elux Legend 3500 illegal?
If it has any nicotine content then absolutely yes. Many shops and websites sell these vapes by advertising them as 2ml of liquid which is impossible. Everyone who sells vapes know the law so our advice would be to avoid any companies selling these, if they’re willing to sell illegal vapes, I doubt they care if they are fake or not.
What other disposable vapes are illegal?
If the following vapes contain nicotine they are illegal to sell, possibly fake and contain potentially harmful chemicals.
Is the R and M Tornado 7000/10,000 puff illegal? – Yes
Is the Crystal Bar Pro 4000 puff illegal? – Yes
Is Geek Bar Pro 1500 puff illegal? – Yes
Is the Elux 1500 Puff illegal? – Yes
Is The Crystal Bar Legend 4000 puff illegal? – Yes
Is the Magic Bar 4000 illegal? – Yes
These are just a few examples but you can get an idea what is allowed.
You can find any of these devices openly for sale on the internet and some shops.
Some contain 5% of nicotine which is also illegal.
Again, ask yourself if a company is willing to put profit before the law, you can assume they don’t care if they are selling fake goods?
Squire Vape Co is dedicated to selling only TPD compliant legal vapes.
What is TPD?
TPD stands for Tobacco Products Directive (Tobacco Products Directive 2014/14/EU (TPD), an initiative created by the EU to regulate tobacco products, how they’re advertised and how they can be sold to consumers. The principle behind it is to increase the health protection and awareness surrounding tobacco products. TPD covers every aspect of tobacco production and retail from their manufacture, where they can be sold, how they can be displayed, what their packaging looks like and how they’re sold.
It applies to all tobacco products including rolling tobacco, cigarettes, cigars as well as vaping tech and e-liquids. The regulations ensure ingredients are tested before they’re sold to consumers and must be displayed on the packaging. TPD also applies to where people can use tobacco products and regulate how they’re taxed.
The UK has some of the strictest regulation for e-cigarettes in the world. Under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, e-cigarette products are subject to minimum standards of quality and safety, as well as packaging and labelling requirements to provide consumers with the information they need to make informed choices.
All products must be notified by manufacturers to the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), with detailed information including the listing of all ingredients.
If you are in any doubt the above guidelines should help as a guide but if you are in any doubt, check it out!
We are committed to sticking to the law and all our products are tested for authenticity giving you peace of mind.
Recently London Trading Standards seized £10 million pounds worth of illegal vapes, giving you an idea of the size and scale of the problem.
Some vapes are illegal because they have illegal chemicals in the e-juice.
Recently the UK Vaping Industry has called for anyone selling illegal vapes or vapes to minors to receive a minimum fine of £10,000
Please help support ethical businesses by avoiding these unscrupulous companies/shops.
On a foot note, recently Elux Legend 3500 puff with zero nicotine content have been discovered to contain nicotine and this is not exclusive to the Elux Legend.