Elux Vapes are a popular disposable vape brand in the UK, offering interesting flavours, ease of use, and more puffs than a pack of cigarettes. But with crackdowns on ensuring products comply with the Tobacco Products Directive regulations, some disposable vapes being improperly sold are being seized in the UK.
We take a look at whether Elux disposable vapes are illegal in the UK and where you can buy them.
UK Vaping RegulationsBefore we explore whether specific vapes are banned, it is important to understand the vaping regulations in place in the UK.
To be legal for sale in the UK market, vape products must comply with the following restrictions:
- E-Liquid containers (e.g. tank, cartridge, disposable vape) are limited to a capacity of 2ml.
- E-Liquid bottles containing nicotine are limited to a capacity of 10ml.
- Nicotine strength cannot exceed 20mg/ml.
- E-Liquid cannot contain caffeine, taurine, colourings and other ingredients deemed unsafe by the TPD.
- Packaging should be child-proof and tamper-evident.
- Products containing nicotine must have a warning that it contains nicotine, which is an addictive chemical.
Are Elux Vapes Banned in the UK?
The answer to this question largely depends on the specific product you are talking about. Elux vapes are made in China for a global market, and vaping rules vary between countries.
For example, in the United States, you can vape 50mg/ml E-Liquid, while in the UK, the limit is 20mg. Likewise, in the UK, disposable vapes can legally only contain 2ml of vape juice, while in the US, it is not uncommon to find disposable vapes with 6.5ml of E-Liquid.
As such, there are some disposable vapes made by Elux that are legal in the UK and some that are not as they exceed the limits for nicotine strength or E-Liquid capacity set out by the TPD regulations.
Which Elux Vape Bars Are Legal in the UK?
The following Elux Bar vapes are currently legal for sale in the UK as they meet the requirements of UK vape regulations.
Elux Bar 600 KOV Disposable Vape
The Elux Bar 600 is the classic Elux disposable vape, which is filled with 20mg nicotine salt E-Liquid for a smooth yet strong vaping experience. As a disposable vape, you can vape with it until the juice runs out or the battery dies before throwing it away and replacing it. This makes it simple to use and ideal for beginners to vaping looking to quit smoking.
It lasts up to 600 puffs, which is the equivalent of around 40-50 cigarettes per vape. The Elux Bar 600 is available in a range of flavours, including Apple Peach, Blueberry Raspberry, Unicorn Shake and a selection of lemonade Elux flavours.
The Elux Bar 600 is legal in the UK, as it contains 2ml of 20mg Nic Salt, so it complies with the regulations. You can buy Elux Bar 600 online here at RED Box Vape.
Elux Legend Mini
The Elux Legend Mini is filled with 2mg of 20mg vape juice, making it compliant with UK regulations. It offers 600 puffs in a convenient, lightweight, disposable vape that is ideal for on-the-go vaping.
You can buy Elux Legend Mini disposables online here at RED Box Vape.
Elux Slim Disposable Vape
The Elux Slim vape offers 600 puffs per disposable in a sleek and compact design. The draw-activated disposable has 2ml of 20mg salt nicotine, offering a smooth vape experience, and is legal to purchase in the UK.
Elux Koko 600 Disposable Vape
The Elux Koko 600 disposable vape has a boxier design, but is still compact enough to carry in your pocket or bag. With 2ml of 20mg nicotine salt E-Liquid, the Koko 600 is legal to purchase and vape in the UK. It offers a smooth mouth-to-lung vape that is ideal for beginners and those who want a simpler vape.
Which Elux Vape Bars Are Illegal in the UK?
The following Elux vapes are illegal in the UK. As a rule of thumb, a disposable vape with 600 puffs or less is likely to be compliant with UK law, as it contains 2ml of vape juice or less, while those with over 600 puffs are likely to be more than 2ml, and so are banned.
Elux Legend 3500
The Elux Legend 3500 contains 10ml of vape juice and offers 3500 puffs. This is significantly more than the 2ml limit that is enforced in the UK, and so the Elux Legend 3500 is illegal in the UK.
Take a look at our full range of disposable vapes at RED Box Vape to find a variety of vape flavours and styles that are all legal in the UK.