Strict MHRA Vaping Legislation Creates Health Benefits for Vapers

April 29, 2022 2 min read

One of the problems the vaping industry faces is substandard equipment and worse still dubious e-liquid. A number of scandals where vaping got the blame can actually be traced back to poor and substandard supplies. That is why it is so important that the MH RA vaping legislation is tough, and in place in the UK.

Unregulated Industries are Dangerous

Every day we hear stories about vapes that exploded, or e-liquids that caused lung damage. These storeys are sensationalised and sent across the globe and really damage the vaping industry. Generally, once the fires have settled and calm investigations have been carried out, they can be traced back to cheap components, lack of care manufacturing, and dodgy ingredients that really shouldn't be in vapes. Sadly, the general public doesn't have enough information to differentiate between the two and people end up believing the worst about vaping. As we say a million times, it is perfectly possible to pick up a 10 quid vape at a petrol station or market and believe you have a bargain, but likely you have bought substandard goods that failed to sell elsewhere and are now seriously outdated technology not to mention likely dangerous. 

As detailed on the government website the standards very specific and designed to protect you. Currently it says:

The TPD introduced new rules which ensure:

  • minimum standards for the safety and quality of all e-cigarettes and refill containers (otherwise known as e-liquids)
  • that information is provided to consumers so that they can make informed choices
  • an environment that protects children from starting to use these products.

From 20 May 2017, the new requirements:

  • restrict e-cigarette tanks to a capacity of no more than 2ml
  • restrict the maximum volume of nicotine-containing e-liquid for sale in one refill container to 10ml
  • restrict e-liquids to a nicotine strength of no more than 20mg/ml
  • require nicotine-containing products or their packaging to be child-resistant and tamper evident
  • ban certain ingredients including colourings, caffeine and taurine
  • include new labelling requirements and warnings
  • require all e-cigarettes and e-liquids be notified toMHRA before they can be sold

As a vaping retailer we are committed to ensuring that we only stock products from suppliers who definitely tick these boxes, and this is for your health and benefit. It might mean that you pay slightly more than you have seen elsewhere but the comparison is flawed. The cost of vaping should be only judged among products that meet these stringent standards, after all you are inhaling these liquid's and carrying these devices close to your body so why wouldn't you want the best and safest at this time. If you look at all the vapes that meet the stringent standards you will see that everything costs around the same. Of course, you're going to get bargains and special offers from time to time but largely vaping has a set cost bracket. If you see e-liquids for sale and kit that is clearly cheaper than anything else you have seen, use caution as it is likely that these do not meet the standards and are knockoffs comma that could potentially be dangerous full stop