E-liquid Ireland – Shortfills and nic shots
So many people ask us about larger bottles of E-Liquid, they seem almost afraid to pick up a larger bottle as they contain no nicotine so here at iVape we have decided to help clear up some of the confusion. The EU brought in laws pertaining to E-liquid Ireland under the Tobacco Directive Products (TPD) in their 2014 mandate. So what does this mean? Well firstly no E-liquids over 10 ml in size can contain nicotine, all E-liquids Ireland must have an expiry date, tactile warnings, child resistant cap, safety precautions and instructions on how to use. Along with this the maximum amount of nicotine legally allowed is 20 mg and ingredients are to be listed.
So dealing specifically with the nicotine content we will help explain in this blog what your options on are. All bottles that are 10 ml or less in size may contain nicotine, and any E-liquids Ireland over 10 ml in size may not. So when you see E-liquids Ireland that are 50 ml in size is this illegal our customers ask? No it is not as they do not contain nicotine. Now if you wish to purchase a large E-liquid Ireland bottle yet you want say a desired nicotine strength of 3 mg, then you can simple add a nicotine shot to increase the strength. For example you purchase a bottle of 50 ml E-liquid Ireland which has no nicotine in it, yet you desire a 3 mg then you can simply add a nicotine shot containing 18 mg of nicotine and add it to your 50 ml E-liquid Ireland bottle. Give it a good shake and you now have 3 mg of E-liquid.
So Shortfills are simply where the companies do not fill the bottles to the top, so they leave room for the nicotine shot to be added. So a 60 ml shortfill actually contains 50 ml of E-liquid.
Back in 2016 a report was furnished by the RCS stating that e-cigarettes and E-liquid Ireland are “beneficial to UK Public Health”. You can find more information here. The report also went on to say when asked about E-cigarettes and long-term harm ” e-cigarette use cannot be dismissed due to inhalation of the ingredients other than nicotine, but is likely to be very small, and substantially smaller than that arising from tobacco smoking”, which yet again is another positive step forward for E-liquid. Not only did it weigh favorably on the e-cig side but went on to say ” electronic cigarettes have the potential to make a major contribution towards preventing the premature death, disease and social inequalities in health that smoking currently causes in the UK”.
Another report from Forbes can be found here which outlays again more positive findings on E-liquid and e-cigarettes.
So whether you are thinking about starting to vape or currently are vaping, I hope you feel more informed on regulations, findings, and E-liquid.