What is TPD?
TPD is an abbreviation for Tobacco Product Directive. Essentially, TPD is responsible for setting the rules for the sale and manufacturing of vaping products in the UK and EU.
All products that are made and sold in the UK and EU, must be TPD compliant.
What rules do they set?
The government provides a full document on what TPD restrictions vaping manufacturers must follow, which you can read here.
The key regulations from this document are as follows:
In summary, all manufacturers that sell vaping products in the UK have to submit ‘notification’ to the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency). This includes emissions, toxicology and other factors. So what does this mean for vapers? These restrictions are actually a good thing. It ensures that e-liquid sold in the UK and EU are of good quality and safe to use.