Why is the Elux Legend 3500 Illegal in the UK?June 28, 2023
Here in the UK, tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vape devices must adhere to strict tobacco control rules that mandate particular advertising, including safety warnings and product limits on both items and their packaging. Hence, it is essential to do your research before purchasing them. Today we’re answering the question “why is the Elux Legend 3500 Illegal in the UK”.
What is the Elux Legend 3500
The Elux Legend is a disposable vape device that contains 10ml of e-liquid with a 20mg nicotine strength. The device lasts for around 3500 puffs, depending on your usage.
How many cigarettes are 3500 puffs equivalent to?
Devices with a 3500 puff count, such as the Elux Legend 3500, are roughly equivalent to 280 cigarettes, of 14 packs. For most smokers, this would last them for a period between two weeks and a month.
Why is the Elux Legend 3500 Illegal in the UK?
The Elux Legend 3500, and the new Elux Legend 3500 Mesh are illegal in the UK because they contain nicotine and have an e-liquid capacity greater than 2ml. As a result it is in breach of the “Tobacco and Related Products Regulations” (TRPR) which state that devices can only come with an e-liquid capacity of 2ml or less.
Alongside the 3500 models, the Elux 1500 equals around 120 cigarettes, which is also illegal due to it’s e-liquid capacity being greater than 2ml whilst also containing nicotine.
Why does it matter if a vape device is illegal?
It is crucial to purchase only legal disposable vapes in the UK for several reasons.
Firstly, legal disposable vapes undergo strict quality control measures, ensuring they meet safety standards and contain regulated ingredients. Illegal vapes, on the other hand, may contain harmful substances or dangerous levels of nicotine, posing serious health risks.
Secondly, legal vapes provide consumers with reliable information about their ingredients, nicotine content, and health warnings, allowing individuals to make informed decisions.
Furthermore, buying legal vapes supports responsible vape businesses that comply with the law, promoting a legitimate and regulated market that prioritises consumer safety. By choosing legal disposable vapes, individuals safeguard their health, can access accurate information, and contribute to a safer and more transparent vaping industry in the UK.
Luckily, fans of Elux disposable vapes can still get their fix in the UK. The Elux Legend mini Disposable is TPD compliant as it has an e-liquid capacity of 2ml, which contains 2% nicotine.
“Why is the Elux Legend 3500 Illegal in the UK?” is a guest post that was originally written by Darren Squires and updated for Vape Geezer.