I was mooching around Twitter / X and found a very informative post from Lincolnshire Trading Standards advising how to spot a dodgy vape and I thought it was too good not to share.
In this article I will be concentrating on two scenarios…
·Illegal vapes – these do not comply with the TPD regulations and will have either higher nicotine strengths than 20mg or will contain more than 2ml of e-liquid.
·Counterfeit vapes – this are the scary ones!
These are not necessarily a huge concern as the issue is most likely to be that they have a bigger capacity or stronger nicotine than is permitted.
You should check on the manufacturer’s website that they are authentic if this is possible.
If they are authentic the risk is lower, but they could still be using ingredients or technology which is not permitted in the UK.
These are the scary ones.
You have no idea of what ingredients these contain plus the electrics may be substandard and even dangerous.
Again if you are not sure if they are legit, visit the manufacturer’s website and run a verification check if it is possible.
How Do You Spot A Dodgy Vape?
Report any sellers who are retailing dodgy vapes. We need these to be out of circulation as they have the potential to harm people and also give negative view of vaping.