Local e-cigarettes and e-liquids retailers are being reminded of new rules coming into place from the 20th of May.
Cumbria County Council say they are becoming more popular as they are considered a "safer" alternative to smoking, with specialist 'vaping bars' opening across the county.
The new requirements, upheld by the Cumbria Trading Standards, include:
- Health information will be provided to consumers so that they can make informed choices
- Items only to be sold in an environment that protects children from starting to use these products.
- Restrict e-cigarette tanks to a capacity of no more than 2ml
- Restrict the maximum volume of e-liquid for sale in one refill container to 10ml
- Restrict e-liquids to a nicotine strength of no more than 20mg/ml
- Require nicotine-containing products or their packaging to be child-resistant and tamper evident
- Ban certain ingredients including colourings, caffeine and taurine
- Include new labelling requirements and warnings
- Require all e-cigarettes and e-liquids be notified to MHRA before they can be sold
Local trading standards officers will carry out visits to premises across Cumbria to advice businesses.