Are Your E-Liquid Labels Legally Compliant?

Posted in Digital Label Manufacturer by CS Labels on 15:13 July 31st, 2017
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Are Your E-Liquid Labels Legally Compliant?

In May 2017, there were changes to the law. These changes affected e-liquid labels and bottles. So, are your e-liquid printed labels compliant with the new changes?


What Are The Changes?

The changes relating to vaping and e-liquids can be defined with seven new requirements. (source

The capacity of e-cigarette tanks will be restricted to no more than 2ml.

The maximum volume of e-liquid refill containers will be restricted to 10ml.

The maximum nicotine strength in an e-liquid will be no more than 20mg/ml.

Nicotine-containing products will be required to be child-resistant and tamper evident.

Certain ingredients such as colourings, caffeine and taurine will be banned.

E-cigarettes and e-liquids must be notified to health regulators before they can be sold.

There are new labelling requirements and warnings.


What Are The New Labelling Requirements?

 The changes to the law mean that health and product information must be prominently displayed on all labelling for vaping products. More information can be found below.



One key change is that any vaping products must carry health warnings about nicotine. Additionally the warning must cover at least 30% of the two largest surfaces of the package.

All ingredients must be listed on the package in order of weight with the nicotine content clearly visible. Also, there must be a warning of the nicotine delivery per dose.


Other Requirements

The labels must include directions for use; this includes advice regarding the nozzle width of the bottle and devices that are suitable for filling. It must also include advice with regards to disposal.

The label must include batch coding (for traceability); it must include storage instructions, and include information regarding the product’s shelf life.


Additionally, the label must provide details regarding the flavourings inside the e-liquid. It must also provide information regarding who the product is suitable for and give warnings about any known side effects from using the product. (source TotallyWicked-eliquid)


Does This Effect All Vaping Products? What About Nicotine Free Products?

According to the information in the Mirror’s report, products such as 0% nicotine e-liquids and e-cigarettes which do not contain nicotine are out of scope of the Tobacco Products Directive. This means that they do not have to meet the requirements of the directive.


Professional E-Liquid Labels From CS Labels, Contact Our Team Today

We are experts in the production of printed labels for e-liquids. Our team of experts can provide you with professional advice and information regarding labelling requirements and the labelling process for creating printed labels for e-liquids.

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