What are the vaping rules for Ireland?

In the 15 years since vape devices were first sold in the Ireland, they have gone through a number of changes. These changes haven’t been implemented just to improve the quality of the product, but also the laws governing how they’re made and sold. Here we take a look at the vaping laws in place in Ireland and how they might affect you.

Where Is Vaping Banned In Ireland?

Vaping products are regulated by the European Union (Manufacture, Presentation and sale of Tobacco and related products), regulations 2016. These regulations came into effect on 20th May 2016.

Currently, there is no legislation in Ireland to prohibit the use of vaping products in public places as the devices produce vapour not smoke.

Some organisations, for example, pubs and venues, may choose to voluntarily ban the use of vaping products on their premises.

Always check with the owner or manager to understand their policy on vaping. This also applies to transport networks and your place of work.

What Are The Product Restrictions?

The size and strength of e-liquids are currently limited by the 2016 European regulations. Any e-liquid container must be no more than 10ml in capacity. Further to this, clearomisers and cartridges cannot have a capacity of more than 2ml. The maximum nicotine strength of e-liquid is currently set at 20%, having been lowered from 24%.

Vaping Device manufacturers now have to submit information on any product to the government for approval before it can be sold to the public. There is also a 6 month grace period before any submitted item can be sold.

blu supports these procedures as they ensure that all products available to vapers are made to a high standard and have the customer’s best interests at heart.

If you have any further questions about e-liquids, please visit blu’s Customer Service section