There is growing evidence of illicit and inappropriately branded vaping products hitting the UK market in the trending disposable vape sector. An investigation by the UK Vaping Industry Association (UKVIA) has found that there is a significant amount of non-compliant products entering the UK and being sold in particular by convenience shops and on major online marketplaces.
John Dunne, director general at the UKVIA, says: “We are calling upon regulators and the online marketplaces to robustly enforce current regulations and do much more in order to “clean up” the disposable vapes market.”
The disposable vape sector has enjoyed a significant revival in the last couple of years, appealing as an entry point for adult smokers looking to quit conventional cigarettes. However, an investigation by the UKVIA has identified that illegal products are re-entering the UK market.