The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), enacted by the European Union, governs the sale and marketing of tobacco and related products across its member states. It aims to safeguard public health by setting stringent regulations.

Effective since 20th May 2016, the TPD covers cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, implementing measures such as packaging standards, advertising restrictions, smoke-free environments, taxation, and anti-illegal trade activities.

Key Regulations under the TPD

Specifically addressing e-cigarettes, the TPD mandates:

  • Minimum safety and quality standards for e-cigarettes and e-liquids
  • Consumer information to enable informed choices
  • Protection of minors from accessing these products
  • Prohibition of medicinal claims about vaping

Effective from May 2017, TPD rules for nicotine-containing vaping products include:

  • Limiting e-liquid volume per container to 10ml
  • Restricting e-cigarette tank capacity to 2ml
  • Capping nicotine strength in e-liquids at 20mg/ml
  • Mandating child-resistant and tamper-evident packaging
  • Banning additives like caffeine, taurine, and colourings
  • Requirement for MHRA submission before sale
  • Inclusion of appropriate warnings and information
  • Prohibition of medicinal claims in marketing

The Impact of TPD Regulations

Since the implementation of TPD regulations, the vast majority of vape product manufacturers have aligned with the standards, ensuring compliance across the industry. At UK Aspire Vendor, we are proud to offer a diverse range of TPD compliant products, catering to all types of vapers with confidence in quality and safety.

Supporting Your Journey to Quit Smoking

At UK Aspire Vendor, we are committed to promoting responsible vaping practices and providing reliable information sourced from credible sources. We are dedicated to assisting you in quitting smoking for good. Contact us for any queries regarding the quality and safety of our products.