The Lost E-Liquids of the Tobacco Products Directive
As the great British summer continues to surprise us with thunderstorms and heatwaves, the UK’s e-cigarette industry is still reeling from the full implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). Whilst consumers might not have felt a great deal of change since May, there are producers and vendors across the country who had been preparing for this months in advance. The UK’s e-cigarette industry has enjoyed a fairly fast and unhindered growth since exploding onto the market in 2009. While some sources still predict the UK’s e-cigarette market to continue to grow, many vape shop owners and eCommerce traders feel these new rules will not only limit e-cigarettes as a tobacco cessation device, but also push current vapers to either buy from overseas or experiment with making e-liquids with a stronger nicotine content. While we do not promote the DIY dilution and strengthening of e-liquids, we hope that anyone who is undertaking this process considers the possible dangers and takes due precautions not to injure themselves. The last thing the UK’s e-cigarette industry needs right now is a public scandal over health and safety issues.