It is illegal to sell electronic cigarettes and any vapour product that contain or can be used to deliver nicotine to all individuals under the age of 18. Therefore anyone placing an order with Vapours Ecig must be over the age of 18 – we will request your date of birth either when creating an account or if placing an order as a guest user.
When creating an account with Vapours Ecig we will request your full name, billing address and date of birth. This must be entered as it would appear on your drivers license, electoral roll or used for a UK credit card. This information must be entered correctly as we will use it to verify your age before delivering any goods.
If for any reason we are unable to verify your age automatically after purchase a member of our team will contact you in order for you to verify your age by another means.
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.
Why does it apply to vaping?
Vaping products are still classified as tobacco products, even though they don’t contain tobacco leaf itself. The reason for this is that much of the nicotine that’s used in e-liquid is distilled from the tobacco plant as it contains the highest concentration in any plant. There are now synthetic forms of nicotine as well but any product containing nicotine still falls under TPD regulations.
When did it come into effect?
The TPD was established in May 2014 and became law on the 20th of May 2016. What this meant for vaping retailers was that any remaining non-compliant stock had to be sold before this date. As a result, some brands that were previously available may no longer be on shelves and the way in which e-liquid is sold has changed.
What are the regulations/how does it affect vaping?
There are a number of regulations, most of which affect the size of e-cigarettes capacity and how e-liquid is sold. By and large though, much of it from a consumers point of view remains the same. The main change was the way in which e-cigarette products had to be labelled.
E-cigarette tanks including pod systems can now only contain a maximum of 2ml of e-liquid.
The maximum bottle size of e-liquid containing nicotine is now 10ml
The highest strength nicotine e-liquid you can get is 20mg (that’s 20mg of nicotine per millilitre of e-liquid). In contrast to the States which can go as high as 50mg
All nicotine-containing e-liquids must be packaged in child-resistant bottles
Products cannot contain caffeine or taurine
Packaging must indicate that the product contains nicotine and advertise the fact that nicotine is an addictive substance
All e-cigarettes and e-liquids must be submitted to the MHRA for approval before they can be sold
What Vapours Ecig is doing to be compliant
Since TPD came into effect, Vapours Ecig have followed the guidelines set in place to become totally TPD compliant. All of our tanks are under the 2ml maximum capacity, no matter whether you’re buying a tank on its own or as a part of a kit.
E-liquid containing nicotine are sold in a 10ml maximum capacity bottle. If you’re looking for larger bottles that contain nicotine, you can now utilise short fills instead. They’re larger bottles of e-liquid which you mix with a concentrated 10ml bottle of nicotine to mix to a low-dose nicotine strength.
Each of the e-liquids that are produced by Vapours Ecig have all been submitted and notified to the MHRA for certification, all of which have passed and declared as TPD compliant.
None of the products you find at Vapours Ecig contain taurine or caffeine. They’re also all diacetyl free, an ingredient that there has been concern over causing popcorn lung. All of the ingredients used in e-liquids are listed on their packaging and all of them will come with a nicotine warning too.
If you’re new to vaping (within the last couple of years) many of these changes will have been in place before you bought your first e-cigarette. If you have any questions regarding TPD or want to chat with our customer support team, you can do so on Facebook chat, drop us an email or give us a call.
Medical information disclaimer
Warning: This site and products sold within is intended for audiences of legal age only. Please refer to our Age Verification page for further information.
The www.vapoursecig.com site is intended to supply vapour products to responsible adults of legal smoking/vaping age only.
www.vapoursecig.com cannot take responsibility for the effect of products sold on our website.
www.vapoursecig.com contains general information about vaping and vapour products. The information provided is not medical advice, and should not be relied upon unless explicity cited. We do not make any warranties surrounding the health benefits, reliability and accuracy of written copy across all pages on our website, including blog content and content posted on social media.
In no way do Vapours Ecig suggest vaping to have any health benefits other than in comparison to conventional cigarettes. References to health benefits of the use of e-cigarettes is made from the opinions of those within the vaping industry and various health organisations. You must not rely on the information on Vapours Ecig as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare providers. Comments, feedback and testimonials surrounding the effectiveness of vaping as a smoking cessation tool are based on customer, staff and industry opinions and should not be relied upon.
We do not recommend or endorse any products mentioned on this site. Any opinions expressed are the opinions of the staff and industry and we do not assume any liability for the contents of any material provided on the site.
Please also note whilst we strive to keep content up to date on this site, medical information changes rapidly and therefore some content may be out of date or even possibly inaccurate. If you find any information to misrepresent the products sold or erroneous please let us know.
For further information on the benefits of vaping can be found via the following sources:
NHS Smokefree: https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes
Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk.
E-Liquids can contain nicotine. Therefore cannot be sold to minors aged 18 or less. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance and can be poisonous. Vapours Ecig do not in any way advocate the use of electronic cigarettes or e-liquids.
Whilst e-liquid bottles sold on our site will all be fitted with child-proof caps they must always be kept out of reach of children. We advise that the following groups of people not to use e-cigarettes that contain nicotine:
pregnant or lactating women
people who suffer from cardio-vascular diseases
people suffering from seizure disorders.
If you are unsure, please take advise from your doctor.
In case of accident (ingestion or adverse reaction) contact your doctor immediately. The ingestion of e-liquids (aerosols) can be harmful to your health.
Please note: E-liquids may contain traces of nuts, if you have a nut allergy of any form please refrain from using e-liquids.
Vapours Ecig cannot be held liable for mis-use of e-liquids or any other products sold on our website. All products purchased are used at your own risk.
By browsing this site, you confirm that you are of legal age and have read this disclaimer.
Please be aware that e-cigarette kits, mods and batteries are made up of different parts and therefore can be subject to different warranty periods. This is in part due to the consumable nature of the products including batteries, clearomizers and disposable kits.
Vape Kits / Mods
Vape kits and mods are covered by a 28 DAYS warranty period from the date of receipt. Accidental damage or damage caused by wear and tear are not covered by this warranty. If the kit has been damaged in any way, your warranty will also be void. Please contact us to log your problem. You may be required to return the kit or mod for assessment.
We offer a 28 day warranty period on all external batteries from the date of receipt. This warranty is void if the battery is damaged due to misuse or mis-handling. General wear and tear is not covered in the 28-day warranty. If you believe your battery is faulty, please contact us stating the fault and we will assess your problem. If the issue is a manufacturers fault we will replace the battery. You may be required to return the battery to us for assessment.
All battery chargers sold are covered by a 2-month warranty from the date of purchase. If the charger is deemed to be faulty due to user error or mishandling the warranty will be void. Please contact us to log your problem. You may be required to return the charging unit for assessment.
E-Liquids / Pods / Disposable E-cig Kits
E-liquids, pods and disposable e-cigarette kits are sold in sealed packs and not covered by a warranty. The only exception to this rule is when there is a manufacturing fault with an item. If you believe an item you have received is faulty on arrival please contact a team member within 7 days of receipt of the items. If there is a shipping error on part of the order we will replace the items. On receipt of your order any missing items must be reported to us within 48 hours of delivery to enable us to rectify the issue.
Tanks and clearomizers are not covered by a warranty as they are a consumable product. However, If the product is deemed faulty or dead on arrival and we are notified within 2 days we will replace or refund the item at our discretion. The item will need to return to us for inspection by our technical team. We do not offer refunds or exchanges on items where damage is caused by the user.