A TPD compliant e-liquid must have a nicotine levels of no more than 20mg/ml which is commonly written as 2% concentration on e-liquid bottles.
If you are a heavy smoker and heavily rely on nicotine e-cigarettes to help quit tobacco cigarettes, you will notice the biggest change when vaping e-liquids with different strengths of nicotine.
For most people that only vape and have little or no experience with traditional cigarettes, the nicotine level shouldn’t prove too much of a problem. Even a 1.8% nicotine strength is considered high and as such many vapers choose something in the 0.6%-1.8% range. If you are a cloud chaser after the biggest vape clouds, you should opt for very low or even nicotine-free e-liquid.
List of Ingredients
E-liquid manufacturers are now required to list all the ingredients which make up over 0.1% of the final formulation of any e-liquid. This is great news as it means we’ll know what’s in our e-liquids and you don’t need to worry about cheap or imported e-liquids with bad ingredients. Any e-liquid marketed as TPD compliant must come in child-resistant packaging and show evidence of the packaging has been tampered with. They also must come with instructions about safe product use and storage.
As well as needing to label e-liquids with a full ingredients list, manufacturers are now not allowed to use certain ingredients. TPD compliant e-liquids are banned from containing any colourings, caffeine and taurine (an amino acid sometimes added to energy drinks). This shouldn’t affect flavour or throat hit from any e-liquids, but it might be noticeable to those who like a caffeine buzz when their favourite vape e-liquid.
TPD compliant e-liquids can’t be sold in a refill container over 10ml in size. Along with this, tanks can no longer be manufactured with an e-liquid capacity of over 2ml. Models are being released to help give sub-ohm vapers more tank space through clever use of slimline coils in TPD-compliant vape kits.
All new TPD compliant e-liquids and e-cigarettes need to submit their product to MHRA six months before it is put on sale in the UK. While we might see innovative e-liquid flavours arriving slower than before, this will mean better safety for vapers in the long run.
If you have any questions or would like to check if your e-liquid is TPD compliant, call us on 01484 316322 today.