New Upcoming EU TPD Regulations

Changes abound at iVape under New EU TPD Regulations

New EU TPD Regulations
As you maybe aware there are new rules & regulation to be applied to ecigarettes and eliquids under the new Tobacco Products Directive 2014/40(EU) Article 20. (EU TPD for short).  The EU TPD comes into full force on May 20, 2017.

Article 20 of the EU TPD which specifically deals with ecigarettes covers many different areas of regulation, but the main ones that will affect both us at iVape and iVape.ie , and you, our customer are as follows:

1. Nicotine-containing eliquid bottles cannot exceed a volume of 10ml
2. Maximum nicotine strength will be 20mg / 2%
3. Maximum tank / clearomizer size will be 2ml
4. All nicotine containing eliquids must undergo toxicological  and emissions testing and be notified to EU before being placed on EU market.

1. Nicotine-containing eliquid bottles cannot exceed a volume of 10ml
This means that the most popular size of bottle (30ml) that we sell at iVape will no longer be available. Most of the eliquids we currently sell in 30ml bottles, will still be available in 10ml bottles. But when our current stock of 30ml bottles are gone, they are gone, as we can no longer purchase same from our suppliers / manufacturers.

Although we have not yet set final pricing on new 10ml EU TPD Regulations Compliant Bottles of liquid, but due to extra packaging etc, the cost of 10ml bottles will be more, but hopefully not too much more expensive.

2. Maximum nicotine strength will be 20mg / 2%
We have been phasing in this aspect of the EU TPD Regulations over the past number of months, and the highest strength eliquid we offer for many eliquids is either 12mg or 18mg. Where this particular rule will affect some users, is again those of you who DIY. Nic Base will only be available in 10ml bottles at a max strength of 20mg.

3. Maximum tank / clearomizer size will be 2ml
For most users this will not be an issue, but for those who prefer larger tanks / clearomizers. If you don’t know the capacity of the tank / clearomizer you currently use, we advise that you check website for details and perhaps buy a couple of spare tanks.

4. All nicotine containing eliquids must undergo toxicological  and emissions testing and be notified to EU before being placed on EU market.
Overall this is a good piece of the EU TPD Regulations, as it means that all nicotine containing eliquids placed on the EU market will have undergone rigorous testing. But this testing is very expensive, and  it is not viable for manufacturers to test all liquids, and as a result a number of eliquid brands / flavours will no longer be manufactured / be available.

Some of our nicotine containing eliquids, that we will be unable to restock once current supplies run out as per EU TPD Regulations
Happy Days
Stevie Boy
7 Leaf
Zombie Blood
more to follow…..

If any of the above are some of your favourites then it might be a good idea to stock up on your favourite 30ml bottles, or for liquids  that are to be discontinued.

The EU TPD Regulations and Article 20 is a complex piece of legislation, and the above just deals with a few very specific details. Should you have any questions etc, please send us an email to info@irishvape.com and we will do our best to answer.

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