Disposable vape limitations

Love disposable vapes? So do we! The liberty introduced to the world of vaping through disposable vapes has made them undisputed champions in popularity. However, there are several disposable vapes limitations in the UK. In this blog, Vapor Shop Direct will discuss some of these limitations so that you have a better idea of what you could/couldn't get your hands on in the UK.


TPD Regulations 

The EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) has put in place regulations for all vaping products sold in the UK. These regulations were implemented in May 2016 and were met with mixed reactions from both vapers and manufacturers. Some feared that the variety of flavors offered would be greatly reduced and that it could potentially lead to a ban on vaping altogether. Vapor Shop Direct is glad to assure you that this isn't true. In fact, the TPD regulations have had some positive impacts on the vaping industry.

The UK TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) regulates all tobacco and tobacco-related products, including e-cigarettes and e-liquids. The TPD sets out specific requirements for the manufacture, presentation, and sale of these products, with the goal of protecting public health and reducing the harm caused by smoking.


E-liquid capacity and nicotine strength

One of the key requirements of the TPD is that e-liquids cannot contain more than 20mg/ml of nicotine, and that e-cigarette tanks or cartridges cannot hold more than 2ml of e-liquid. This means that disposable vapes with larger e-liquid or nicotine capacities, such as the Elf Bar 1500, are not approved for sale in the UK. This was put in place as a safety measure to prevent users from consuming excessive amounts of nicotine.

While nicotine is considered unharmful in mild dosages, going beyond the recommended nicotine strength may be detrimental to cardiovascular health. With the limitations put in place by TPD, you're no longer at risk when puffing away using a disposable vape.


Disposable Vapes and Waste Reduction

Finally, disposable vapes also pose a waste management challenge, as they are designed to be used once and then thrown away. While some disposable vapes can be recycled, many are made of non-recyclable materials and contribute to the growing problem of e-waste. As a result, some local authorities in the UK have implemented restrictions on disposable vapes, in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of these products.



Disposable vapes can be a convenient and simple way to try out vaping, but they are subject to various limitations and restrictions in the UK. From the TPD regulations that govern e-liquid and nicotine strengths to the environmental concerns surrounding waste management, disposable vapes come with their own set of challenges in the UK.


Vapor Shop Direct

There is no better store in the UK to purchase your disposable vapes than at Vapor Shop Direct. We offer exclusive deals on a wide range of disposable vapes, with a large collection of flavours and excellent customer service. Place your orders before 2 pm for same-day dispatch!