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Suggested Trade Regulations For Safe E Liquid UK

There are various ways to acquire e liquid such as purchasing through an online store or visiting your locale ecigarette / e liquid trader in a shop or on a market stall. Other ways to acquire e liquid is through the growing method of DIY (making your own). 

e Liquid Safe Trader Regulations / Compliance


The purpose of e liquid regulations and compliance would be to ensure consumers are purchasing safe e liquid that meets the minimum safety requirements. As nicotine can be classed similar to a medicine there are regulatory guidelines for packaging and selling e liquid. 

1. No Trace of Diethylene Glycol 
Diethylene glycol is poisonous and can lead to serious illness and even death, e liquid’s that contain this ingredient are deemed to be seriously hazardous to human beings. E Liquid’s should be free from any trace of 

Symptoms of poisoning typically occur in three characteristic intervals: 

1st Interval: Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, develop. 

2nd Interval: In one to three days after ingestion (and dependent on dose ingested), patients develop metabolic acidosis, which causes acute kidney failure, oliguria, increasing serum creatinine concentrations, and later anuria. 

3rd Interval: At least five to 10 days after ingestion, most of the symptoms are related to neurological complications, such as: progressive lethargy, facial paralysis, dysphonia, dilated and nonreactive pupils, quadriplegia, and coma leading to death. 

2. No Trace of Ethylene Glycol
Ethylene glycol is used as antifreeze and is potentially lethal for human beings to ingest. e Liquid’s should be free from any trace of Ethylene glycol. 

Symptoms of Ethylene glycol poisoning:

Upon ingestion, ethylene glycol is oxidized to glycolic acid which is, in turn, oxidized to oxalic acid, which is toxic. It and its toxic by products first affect the central nervous system, then the heart, and finally the kidneys. Ingestion of sufficient amounts can be fatal if untreated

3. e Liquid Nicotine Densities
The nicotine density listed for e-liquid is the number of milligrams of nicotine per millilitre in the E-Liquid. That means a 10ml bottle of 24mg nicotine e-liquid would have 240mg of nicotine in it (24mg x 10ml). Likewise, a 30ml bottle of 24mg e-liquid would have 720mg of nicotine in it (24mg x 30ml). e Liquid’s should contain the exact milligrams of nicotine per millilitre in the e Liquid that are displayed on the bottle labelling. Correct ratios need to be adhered to such as the amount of nicotine milligrams per millilitre. 

4. Regulated e Liquid Packaging
As nicotine is essentially poisonous in certain doses to animals and humans, especially small children, legal medicine packaging care is required in the packaging such as using e liquid bottles with the correct warning labelling, using childproof caps, using bottles that allow disables and visually impaired people to understand the hazards. Read more on packaging and labelling e liquid bottles… 

5. Independent Laboratory e Liquid Testing
as part of any safe e liquid trader regular testing of e liquid stock should be performed at least twice a year on a sample batch of the vendors e liquid to ascertain it meets the above guiltiness and is free from poisonous chemicals. There are a lot of UK independent laboratories that can perform testing and analysis on e liquid - such as Intertek.com


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