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Guide to Vape Laws in the UK: Ensuring Compliance and Safety




Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the UK's vape regulations. At Vape Potions, we recognise the need of keeping up with the laws governing vaping goods and practises. We will go into detail about the laws and rules governing the usage, sale, and distribution of vaping products and e-liquids in the UK in this post. This guide attempts to arm you with the knowledge you need to confidently navigate the UK's vape regulations, whether you are an experienced vaper or new to the vaping world.


Understanding Vaping Regulations in the UK


The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR)

The Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR) is the main piece of law in the UK that regulates vaping. These rules were put in place to ensure the safety and quality of vaping goods as well as to bring the UK into compliance with the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) of the European Union.

Age Restrictions

The UK has rigorous age restrictions to safeguard children from the possible dangers of vaping. Selling vaping supplies, such as e-liquids and e-cigarettes, to people under the age of 18 is prohibited. To abide by these rules, shops in both physical storefronts and online spaces must confirm the age of customers before finalising a transaction. At Vape Potions we use an age verification platform called ‘Verify My Age’. Details around our age verification process can be found here.

Product Notifications and Compliance

Before releasing vaping items on the market, manufacturers and importers must submit product notifications to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The product's composition, components, emissions testing, toxicological data, and health warnings are all covered in detail in this notification. Consumers will only be able to access safe and high-quality vaping goods thanks to compliance with these standards.

E-liquid Restrictions

E-liquids are subject to stringent limitations in the UK under the TRPR to protect consumer health. The highest amount of nicotine that can be present in e-liquids is 20mg/ml, or 2%. This restriction aids in preventing excessive nicotine consumption, especially among novice smokers. Additionally, e-liquid bottles cannot hold more than 10ml, making them easier to use and lowering the possibility of abuse. All our e-liquids can be found by clicking here.

Vape Tank Capacity

The TRPR stipulates that vape tanks should have a maximum volume of 2ml to prevent excessive vaping and maintain a controlled nicotine consumption. This limitation lessens the possibility of nicotine dependence and potential health problems brought on by excessive nicotine consumption while maintaining a balanced vaping experience.

Health Warnings and Leak-Proof Refilling Mechanism

Nicotine-containing goods must have health warnings on them to increase customer safety and awareness. Important details about the potential dangers and negative health effects of vaping are provided by these warnings. The TRPR also mandates that all vaping devices include a leak-proof refilling mechanism, which lowers the possibility of unintentional spills or leaks that can result in product misuse or harm.

Advertising Restrictions

The promotion and advertising of vaping goods are subject to stringent restrictions under the TRPR. The intention is to stop such products from being exposed to minors or non-smokers. It is completely forbidden to advertise vaping products on platforms like social media, on-demand TV, and broadcast media where more than 25% of users are under the age of 18. For responsible marketing strategies, vaping businesses must abide by these rules.




In conclusion, it is critical for both vapers and companies in the vaping industry to comprehend and abide by UK vape legislation. The TRPR offers a thorough framework designed to ensure the reliability, trustworthiness, and responsible use of vaping goods. Understanding these laws will allow you to enjoy vaping while fostering a compliance culture and the welfare of your fellow consumers. Keep yourself and others safe by staying informed, according to the rules, and putting safety first.


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