WHY ARE MENTHOL CIGARETTES BEING BANNED?
The new legislation behind the ban is derived from the European Union's Tobacco Product Directive: a raft of regulations that came into force in 2016 to legislate the tobacco industry and reduce the harm from smoking - the number one cause of preventable deaths in the world.
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Why are they being banned?
Specifically, the legislation targets tobacco products with a “characterising flavour.” A “characterising flavour” means a smell or taste other than tobacco which is clearly noticeable before or during consumption and results from an additive or combination of additives, including menthol and others. The ban will come into effect on the 20th May across all member states of the European Union, including the UK. The ban is unaffected by the UK leaving the EU, however. The move isn’t confined to the EU alone. Many countries around the world are currently looking into tightening control on the sale of ‘flavoured’ cigarettes and tobacco, such as menthol products. Brazil has already banned those products and the United States looks set to introduce similar legislation.
WHERE ARE MENTHOL CIGARETTES BEING BANNED?
The ban will come into effect on the 20th May across all member states of the European Union, including the UK. Many countries around the world are currently looking into tightening control on the sale of ‘flavoured’ cigarettes and tobacco, such as menthol products.
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Where are they being banned?
As part of this specific law which is derived from the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive, menthol and other flavoured cigarettes will be banned through the European Union, including the UK. The ban on menthol cigarettes is unaffected by the UK leaving the European Union. Elsewhere in the world, other bans are being considered and coming into effect. A ban on menthol and other flavoured cigarettes was reinstated in Brazil in 2018 and the United States is exploring proposals to ban menthol cigarettes.
WHAT EXACTLY IS BEING BANNED?
The legislation specifically bans the sale and manufacture of:
- - A filter, paper, package, capsule or other component containing flavourings.
- - A filter, paper or capsule containing tobacco or nicotine or a technical feature allowing modification of the smell, taste, or smoke intensity.
- - The menthol ban does not apply to e-cigarettes and e-liquids.
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What is being banned?
The spirit of the legislation asserts, rightly, that menthol flavoured tobacco products provide an easier gateway into the harms of smoking and a long-term dependence thanks to the mint or menthol additives which disguise the harshness of tobacco, often making smoking feel more comfortable.
MAKE THE SWITCH TO VAPING
Menthol e-liquids have been around almost as long as vaping has, nearly fifteen years, and in that time menthol and mint e-liquids have just got better and better, so that now they are among the most popular e-juices among both new and experienced vapers.
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Make the switch
With a menthol vape, you get the same cool kick and satisfying throat hit that you’re used to with traditional menthol tobacco, but with none of the nasties. Menthol-based e-liquids only contain propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG) food-grade flavourings and nicotine (or zero-nicotine.) That’s it. You can even save money thanks to amazing deals on e-liquid bundles and hardware at Vapouriz. With Public Health England stating that vaping is 95% safer than smoking, there’s never been a better time to switch to vaping menthol. So why not introduce yourself to our delicious range of high-quality menthol e-liquids. Refreshment awaits!
OUR MENTHOL LIQUID RANGE
VAPOURIZ PREMIUM RANGE
HIGH PG, NICOTINE STRENGTHS 6-18MG
Our Premium range delivers a classic vape experience thanks to a higher concentration of PG over VG. This provides a satisfying throat hit most smokers are used to from cigarettes, so these e-liquids are perfect for new vapers who have recently quit.
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VAPOURIZ 50/50 RANGE
NICOTINE STRENGTHS 3-12MG
Our 50/50 range of menthol e-liquids offer the perfect balance between flavour, throat hit and cloud production. With their ratio of 50% PG and 50% VG, the range delivers wonderfully clean flavour, a smooth yet tactile throat hit and satisfying clouds.
VAPOURIZ NIC SALT RANGE
NICOTINE STRENGTHS 10MG & 20MG
Nicotine salt - or nic salt - e-liquids allow a higher concentration of nicotine to be vaped without a harsh throat hit, which makes nic salt juices an uncanny match for the sensation of smoking a real cigarette. They are vaped on low wattage devices.