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    What does the Menthol ban mean for me?

    This week see’s the UK ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes come into force. The ban is one of the steps towards taken towards the longer-term goal to make the UK smoke free by 2030.

    With the appeal of menthol cigarettes being higher amongst younger and newer smokers being one of the reasons why the ban is coming into effect. Menthol cigarettes are popular, especially with newer smokers due to the lessened ‘throat hit’ and thought to be a healthier option. However, the health authorities, including the NHS do not support these claims.

    What products does the ban include?

    The ban applies to all menthol cigarettes, including those that contain mint flavour capsules, skinny cigarettes and menthol filters and papers.

    The ban does not apply to vaping devices and e-liquids nor does it include nicotine pouches.

    Can I still buy menthol E-Liquids?

    Yes. The great news is that the ban doesn’t apply to E-Liquids or vaping devices. The ban itself applies to tobacco smoking products and you will still be able to enjoy your favourite E-Liquids.

    Thinking of switching?

    Many smokers are using the ban as an opportunity to quit smoking by switching over to vaping.

    Vaping certainly is a great option for smokers faced with a ban on menthol cigarettes – you don’t need to turn to alternative cigarette options where the taste and experience is far different to the one you are familiar with.

    With traditional menthol and tobacco flavours readily available to vape, it’s much easier to take the plunge and try out vaping.

    Flavours are varied and never boring, with so many brands producing menthol flavours as well as fruity, sweet, desserts and so much more – you will never be bored!

    In addition to this, if you’re keen to reduce your nicotine intake, you can do this gradually with strengths varying from 18mg down to 0mg available. To help ease you in to vaping, you may choose to opt for nicotine salts, smooth on the throat but giving you the hit that you crave.

    How can RED Box Vape help me?

    Our team pride themselves on their knowledge, expertise and in many cases, personal experience of switching to vaping. No question is too crazy, and our friendly team are always happy to help and support you on your journey to vaping.

    Our online chat tool is currently the fastest way to get advice, with the global pandemic resulting in our retail stores having to remain closed to ensure the safety of customers and staff.

    When stores re-open, our teams are always available to discuss your needs and are quite often happy to share their own personal experience. What they don’t know about vaping isn’t worth knowing!

    In the meantime, you can find us online at and chat to our experienced team whilst browsing the huge range of flavours from leading brands such as RED Liquids, Doozy Vape and Pod Salt and also the different devices too. From pen devices to larger box type devices and even disposable pod devices – we cater for all tastes, level and experience of vaper!

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