At Gourmet E-Liquid, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality vaping products that adhere to all relevant regulations and guidelines. Our commitment to ensuring a safe and enjoyable vaping experience includes following the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) compliance and adhering to UK regulations.
Tobacco Products Directive (TPD)
The Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) is a European Union directive aimed at improving the functioning of the internal market for tobacco and related products, while ensuring a high level of health protection for European citizens. The TPD, introduced in May 2016, establishes specific rules and guidelines for the manufacture, presentation, and sale of tobacco and related products, including electronic cigarettes and e-liquids.
TPD Compliance and E-cigarettes
As a responsible retailer, Gourmet E-Liquid is fully committed to TPD compliance. This means that all our vaping products, including e-cigarettes and e-liquids, adhere to the TPD regulations:
- E-liquid bottle size: Maximum allowed bottle size for nicotine-containing e-liquids is 10ml.
- Nicotine strength: Maximum nicotine strength allowed in e-liquids is 20mg/ml (2%).
- Child-resistant and tamper-evident packaging: All e-liquids must be sold in child-resistant and tamper-evident packaging.
- Labelling and warnings: E-liquid containers and packaging must display appropriate health warnings, a list of ingredients, nicotine content, and contact details of the manufacturer or importer.
- E-cigarette tank size: Maximum e-cigarette tank size allowed is 2ml.
- Leak-free refilling: E-cigarette devices must have a leak-free refilling mechanism.
- Emission testing and notification: Manufacturers and importers are required to submit information on their products to a designated national authority, including emission testing results and a comprehensive list of ingredients.
Relevant TPD Resources and Documents
For more information on the Tobacco Products Directive, please consult the following resources:
In addition to TPD compliance, Gourmet E-Liquid adheres to all relevant UK regulations governing the sale and use of vaping products. These include:
- The age restriction of 18 years for the sale of vaping products containing nicotine.
- The ban on advertising e-cigarettes and e-liquids in newspapers, magazines, and online platforms.
MHRA Approval for E-Liquids in the UK
In the United Kingdom, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for ensuring that all e-cigarettes and e-liquids comply with TPD regulations. As part of this process, e-liquid manufacturers and importers must submit their products to the MHRA for approval before they can be legally sold in the UK market.
To gain MHRA approval, manufacturers and importers must:
- Notify the MHRA of their intention to sell e-cigarette and e-liquid products in the UK.
- Provide a detailed description of the product, including information about ingredients, emissions, nicotine content, and toxicological data.
- Submit a declaration of conformity to confirm that the product complies with TPD requirements.
- Ensure that product labelling and packaging comply with TPD regulations, including health warnings, child-resistant packaging, and tamper-evident seals.
Gourmet E-Liquid is committed to offering only MHRA-approved e-liquids, ensuring that all products available on our website meet the highest standards of safety and quality. By working closely with manufacturers and suppliers, we guarantee that our customers receive fully compliant and approved e-liquids that adhere to both TPD regulations and MHRA guidelines.
For more information about the MHRA and its role in regulating e-cigarettes and e-liquids, please consult the following resources:
Gourmet E-Liquid's Commitment to Compliance
At Gourmet E-Liquid, we take our commitment to compliance seriously, and we actively ensure that our products meet all TPD and UK regulations. We achieve this by:
- Carefully selecting our suppliers to guarantee that all products available on our website meet TPD compliance requirements and UK regulations.
- Regularly reviewing and updating our product range to ensure that it remains in line with the latest industry standards and regulations.
- Providing transparent and accurate product information, including ingredients, nicotine content, and appropriate health warnings.
- Ensuring that all marketing and advertising materials comply with UK regulations.
By choosing Gourmet E-Liquid, you can be confident that you are purchasing high-quality, compliant vaping products that prioritise your safety and satisfaction.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding TPD compliance, UK regulations, or any of our products, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always available to provide assistance and address any concerns you may have.