UK Laws On Vaping
For more than ten years, vaping and e-cigarette products have been accessible in the United Kingdom. Many e-cigarettes aesthetics and designs have developed since, improving and personalising the vaping experience. Regulatory changes in quality, safety, and performance have also changed the way they’re advertised and sold to customers. You should be aware of the UK laws on vaping and how this affects you if you’re a UK native or visiting the country.
Laws On Vaping In Public Places:
While there are now no legal limitations on vaping in public places, there are regional regulations that prohibit it. Customized regulations have been implemented in several public locations and businesses. Although it is commonly established that e-cigarette vapour is not dangerous to others as is normal cigarette smoke, it is still respectful to use caution when vaping in around other people. E-cigarettes and vape kits, to be clear, are not subject to the same laws and regulations as regular cigarettes. The smoking ban in the workplace and public places does not apply to vaping, but that does not mean you can vape wherever you want.
Laws On Vaping In a Car:
Vaping while driving does not technically violate any laws. However, the exhaled vapour, potentially could block the drivers’ view, this does appear to be an issue. Driving without appropriate care and attention will result in a substantial fine and up to nine points on your licence if you are pulled over and charged with this offence. If you must use your vape, leave the driver’s side window open to allow any vapour to escape.
The Tobacco & Related Products Regulations (TRPR) became law in the United Kingdom in 2017. Some of the rules and policies governing vaping products and policies have altered as a result of this.
The maximum volume of nicotine-containing e-liquid per container/bottle will be limited to 10ml.
• E-cigarette tanks must have a capacity of no more than 2ml.
• Nicotine-containing products and all packaging must be child-resistant and tamper-evident.
• A prohibition on some ingredients, such as colourants, caffeine, and taurine, among others.
• Updated labelling standards and warnings should be included on package.
• Nicotine strength in e-liquids should be limited to no more than 20mg per ml (2 percent)
• All e-cigarettes and e-liquids must be reported to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) before being sold to consumers.
Vaping on Public Transportation:
There are no rules or regulations prohibiting vaping on public transportation. Nonetheless, the majority of train and bus companies have laws prohibiting vaping on the bus or train, as well as on platforms and stations. When it comes to vaping on planes, the rules are much more restrictive.
Vaping In Pubs and Bars:
The vast majority of pubs regard vaping in the same manner that they treat smoking, and they expect their customers to follow the same laws. Some pubs, although not all, allow the use of e-cigarettes/vapes.
Vaping Age Restrictions:
Anyone who wants to buy e-cigarettes or e-liquids must be at least 18 years old. Any advertising that includes models who look to be under the age of 25 is banned. Steps were taken to protect youngsters and discourage them from vaping or smoking.
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