Illegal Vapes / e-cigarettes

Trading Standards works hard to keep our community safe.

One of our priorities is to prevent the sale and supply of illegal vapes in Milton Keynes.

If you have identified a business or individual involved in the sale of illegal vapes please let us know by completing our form.

What are illegal vapes?

The Regulations cover single use e-cigarettes that contain nicotine and Refillable e-cigarettes.

The Regulations state that e-cigarettes / vapes can only have a tank size no greater than 2ml in capacity.

This 2ml capacity allows the device to provide approximately up to 600 puffs.

Anything which offers more than 600 puffs (e.g. 3500 puffs, 7000 puffs, 10,000 puffs) would have a tank size greater than 2ml and be illegal.

The packaging must also be labelled correctly with “This product contains Nicotine, which is an addictive substance” if the product contains nicotine.

Single use products must not have a strength greater than 20mg/ml and carry the appropriate safety Warnings for the strength of the nicotine product.

E-liquids containing nicotine

These must not be in containers larger than 10ml, multiple packages of 10ml containers are permitted.

The outer packaging and bottle must have the health warning “This product contains nicotine which is an addictive substance”.