TPD Compliance

All products sold on Select Vapes Website fully comply with the most up to date TPD Regulations.  

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 core aim of TPD is to increase the health protection and awareness surrounding all tobacco related products. The regulations is in place to ensure ingredients are tested prior to being sold to consumers and, with all health warnings being clearly displayed on the packaging. 

Why does it apply?

All items sold on this website are still classified as tobacco products, even though they don’t contain the actual tobacco leaf itself. The reason for this is that much of the nicotine that’s used in e-liquid and vapes is distilled from the tobacco plant as it contains the highest concentration in any plant. There are many new forms of synthetic nicotine as well but any product containing nicotine still falls under TDP regulations.

When did TDP begin?

TPD was established in May 2014 and became law in May 2016.

What are the regulations?

  • E-cigarette tanks including pod systems and disposable vapes 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

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