The law in the UK is ever-changing and can be difficult to keep track of what you are allowed to do. This article details the latest vaping laws in the country, including where you can vape without getting into trouble.
Is vaping legal in the UK?
Yes, vaping is legal in the UK.
However, as a UK customer you can only purchase cross-border vaping products from a retailer that has been registered with the UK Government. The UK Government website has a list of all registered retailers, including the IndeJuice Vape Store.
Are vapes regulated in the UK?
Yes, all vape products are regulated in the UK under the Tobacco Products Directive.
The Tobacco Products Directive was passed by the European Union in 2016 to regulate all aspects of tobacco products on a pan-European level. The directive comprehensively regulates both traditional and new vaping devices, including e-cigarettes, vape pens, personal vaporizers and mods.
After Brexit, the laws contained in the TPD were transposed into UK law. This means that they continue to stay in force in 2021.
The Tobacco Products Directive has a number of requirements for new vape devices, including:
- Displaying health warnings on both traditional and electronic cigarettes
- Restrictions on flavourings in e-liquids
- A limit on nicotine content in compatible liquid pods or cartridges to 20 milligrams per ml. Vape pens with no refills should also be limited to this amount as well.
What is the legal age to vape in the UK 2021?
The legal age to vape in the UK is 18. This includes the purchase of any vaping products such as e-liquids, e-cigarettes, vape pens, personal vaporizers and mods.
Is 50mg nicotine legal in the UK?
In the United Kingdom, it is not illegal for individuals to have possession of nicotine at concentrations of 50mg and over but is illegal for businesses to sell 50mg to UK consumers.
This is governed by the TPD that limits the maximum nicotine concentration permitted to be sold into the UK market to 20mg.
The reason for this distinction is to allow businesses such as manufacturers to continue to sell high concentrations of nicotine to other businesses in order to be able to manufacture nicotine e-liquids.
Can you vape indoors 2021 UK?
It is not illegal to vape indoors, but it may be prohibited by certain businesses such as restaurants, pubs and clubs through their internal policy.
To be safe, you should always ask the staff at the establishment to find out if you can vape inside.
Thank you for reading this article on the key facts about UK vaping laws. We hope that by now, you have a better understanding of what is and isn't allowed when it comes to vape products in the United Kingdom. If we missed anything or if you have any more questions about these regulations, please don’t hesitate to reach out!