TPD - How it will affect DIY e-liquid mixing.

Posted by Make My Vape 27/04/2017 8 Comment(s) DIY Lifestyle,News,

TPD: What changes on 20th May 2017?

The final phase of changes brought about by the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) come in to force on 20th May 2017.  How will it affect you?  Find out here.


E-liquid customers

Will I still be able to buy my favorite e-liquid?

Yes – if they have been tested and notified as required by the law.  A list of submitted products can be viewed here.

But I can only buy 10ml at a time?

All liquids that contain nicotine can only be sold in bottles of 10ml or less.  However, as long as multipacks are declared in the notification, packs of more than one 10ml bottle can be sold.

Can I still get the nicotine strength I am using now?

E-liquids cannot now be stronger than 20mg.  For most customers this will not mean any change, but for those who have been buying liquid at a strength above 20mg, the product will no longer be available.

Are prices going up?

As far as we can tell at the moment, many manufacturers are aiming to keep their prices per ml in line with current prices.  However, increased manufacturing costs combined with the costs of becoming compliant may mean some price increases.


E-cigarette customers

What changes are there to devices available?

Again, only tested and notified devices will be on sale after May 20th 2017.  The biggest change is the restriction of tank size to 2ml, which may mean refilling your tank more often.

OK, but what about my current device?  Can I still buy replacement parts?

The compatibility of new products with existing devices will vary according to manufacturer.  In many cases, new compliant tanks will be available which are compatible with your current mod (or ‘battery’).  The best thing to do is speak to your vaping retailer to ask them what the options are.


DIY customers

Can I still make my own e-liquid?

The biggest change is around nicotine.  DIY nicotine is also restricted to no stronger than 20mg in bottles no bigger than 10ml.  In practical terms, mixing liquid up to 12mg will be straightforward, but it will be difficult to mix flavored e-liquid which is any stronger than that.

Will this mean I can’t make as much at once?

No – you will be able to buy multipack boxes of 10ml nicotine bottles, and other ingredients will be available as they are at the moment.

Can I still buy flavour concentrates and PG and VG bases in bigger bottles?

Yes.  As they do not contain nicotine they are not affected by this law.

Are prices going up?

Again, it is nicotine that is affected.  The move to small bottles of lower strength nicotine will have an effect on price, although DIY will still represent a considerably more affordable option.  The cost of making 6mg strength liquid, for example, is likely to be around 11 pence per 10ml more than it is now.

How do I work out how much nicotine to put in?

We will be selling 10ml nicotine shots at 18mg strength.  You will still be able to use our e-liquid calculator in the same way as before, and using 18mg nicotine makes the calculations fairly simple if you are making 3mg or 6mg liquid (see image below).


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8 Comment(s)

david turner:
14/05/2017, 12:23:46 PM

Why are the tobacco producers allowed to have any say about vaping when it is patently not a tobacco product.Vaping is about as far from smoking as it is possible to get.The only similarity is the ability to produce what looks like,but definitely is not smoke.This appears to be interference purely for spite.Vaping will not stop.There will always be ways round petty legislation.VAPE PROUD.

06/06/2017, 03:54:47 AM

It says under DIY customers: In practical terms, mixing liquid up to 12mg will be straightforward.But in reality it is no longer possible to make a 50/50 mix of PG/VG with 12mg of nicotine content by using your calculator now that we can only buy the 18mg bottles of PG or VG based nicotine sold on your website, as your calculator says it can't be done.The highest nicotine content that your calculator will allow me to make with a 50/50 mix is 7mg of nicotine using the PG based nicotine, or 9mg of nicotine if I use the VG based nicotine, which is useless to me as want 11mg of nicotine myself.Correct me if I'm wrong but I think that you need to make a new calculator allowing for mixes of both PG and VG based nicotine and flavours to be added to the mix at the same time to make up the difference so that people can make a stronger nicotine mix at 50/50 PG/VG.

Florin Gabriel Roibanescu:
01/09/2017, 05:57:09 PM

I can't believe it , just saw the news now while trying to buy 72mg Nicotine for my 18mg liquid, tobacco companies looks like they are more powerfull than NHS and the government, after 6 years of vaping, cigarettes free, I might have to go back on tobacco because some people stopped making huge amounts of money because off the vape ! The world is going down fast, thank you big corporations !

Vape Bandit UK:
29/09/2017, 08:17:27 AM,

I have to agree with David here, why regulate something that is proven 95% safer than smoking? Because they want to be able to Tax something that they previously couldn't tax! They outlawed bottles with nicotine to no more than 10ml, we came back with "shake 'n' vape", they make tank capacity 2ml, we come back with Squonk mods!

John Acton:
05/10/2017, 07:19:29 PM

Why do you guys post such bad blogs? Do you blog? You write blooogs?

23/11/2017, 09:54:52 AM

Hi John - I invite you to write a blog post for us. Please contact me via the email address. Regards Paul

24/10/2017, 06:06:54 PM

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Elektronik Sigara Vip:
03/11/2017, 02:07:13 PM,

informative content , thank you for sharing

03/12/2017, 02:18:53 PM,

hey great article, thanks for posting. i love vaping and mechanical mods :)

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