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Top Vaping Stats for 2021 – World Statistics Day

The world of vaping has certainly grown over the years since its inception. From a manufacturer’s standpoint, keeping in the know with the latest trends and market changes is a must. Let’s take a look at these seven statistics on vaping in the UK for World Statistics Day. Statistics offer an intriguing insight into a topic that may give you an idea of where to take your brand next.

1. “The number of vapers globally has increased rapidly from 7 million in 2011, to 41 million in 2018”

It’s estimated by a market research group, that the number of adults who vape will reach almost 55 million by 2021. The demand for vaping has certainly grown and is a mainstay in the market; now’s as good a time as ever to join the vape industry.

2. “The UK is the second-largest market in the world for vape products worth £2.3bn in 2020”

An impressive feat only beaten by the USA, it’s nothing to be sniffed at as those numbers continue to rise.

3. “Global vape market valued at $15bn in 2020 compared to $3bn in 2016”

And this is expected to grow by 28% from 2021 to 2028 as vaping continues to grow popular with smokers. Don’t hesitate if you’re thinking of joining the vape market, now is a great time to get involved and establish your brand.

4. “77% of UK vapers used tanks rather than cartridge/pod devices”

Most UK vapers seem to prefer using refillable tank devices, with only 18% reported using pod systems. Now this has been quite a common theme over the years since the inception of vaping, disposables only becoming recently popular due to a boom, however with our next statistic it seems like the tide could be turning once again.

5. “Open system e-cigarettes are most popular with a market worth of over £10m”

Despite this, closed system kits seem to be catching up slowly but surely, with it estimated that this year there will be an increased spend in closed system kits. It seems more and more likely that there may be an increase in pod systems preference.

6. “In 2021, nearly two-thirds (65%) of those currently vaping nicotine-containing products were using E-Liquids between 1-12mg/ml”

Of these also there were 27% who used 13-20mg/ml strength E-Liquids. This is certainly interesting as it could be suggested many vapers may be moving to using less nicotine. Keep this in mind when deciding on your next E-Liquid, perhaps shortfills will be the way forward, offering vapers more control with their nicotine strength.

7. “In 2021, 95% of smokers and 93% of general population had heard of e-cigarettes”

Vaping has certainly come leaps and bounds in popularity over the last few years. And with more people aware of vaping, the more potential vapers there are out there.

It’s never been a better time to join the vaping market than now. As the market continues to grow, we at Xyfil will be here to help you whether you’re looking to expand your brand with new products or begin your journey into the vaping industry. We hope that some of these facts may have been of interest. Keep in the know with our Info Hub and contact us for more information on how we can help kick-start your business.

TPD Compliance

What is TPD compliance and how can we help?

At Xyfil, we bulk manufacture E-Liquids, provide white label services and compliance, all to help you get from idea to reality. For many new business owners looking to join the E-Liquid market, compliance with the regulations surrounding manufacturing E-Liquids can be a hurdle. Here at Xyfil we can provide you with the peace of mind that your products have been tested and abide by the many regulations for selling within the UK and EU.

What is Compliance and why is it Important?

The Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) came into effect in May 2016 as the primary legislative framework for E-Liquid. Our in-house compliance and laboratory technicians will help ensure your products meet all TPD requirements, guaranteeing safety and quality standards. These UK and EU regulations include:

  • Restricting maximum volume of nicotine in a single container to 10ml
  • Restricting the capacity of tanks to no more than 2ml
  • Restricting the nicotine strength of E-Liquids to no more than 20mg/ml
  • The container must be child-resistant and tamper evident
  • The liquid must not contain caffeine, taurine or colourings
  • Submitting to the MHRA (for the UK & Northern Ireland) before being sold
  • Labels and packaging must include relevant warnings and information

In the UK, TPD compliance (Tobacco Products Directive) involves a lengthy process. Six months before the intended release of a new product, you must notify the government with all the information regarding the product, including a list of all ingredients and a sample for testing, or the documented results of testing. Some countries’ governing bodies send the invoice for this completely free, however in the UK there is a charge applied. Once the fee has been paid and the product ingredients and sample are deemed compliant, it is listed on the government website.

At this point, within the UK, the product can now be sold. Outside of the UK, the product can only be sold once the six months period has passed. If products are not TPD compliant, then they cannot be sold in the UK or EU markets. It’s important to note that in some countries such as Germany, Greece, and Netherlands, nicotine-free products like Shortfills and Longfills also require TPD compliance to be met before being sold to the public – in the UK nicotine-free products are sold normally without needing TPD compliance.

What we do for you regarding compliance

“We have completed compliance reviews for over 1000 products in the market. Our design teams will also help with compliancy on product labels & packaging. We’re here to help you along the entire process.”

Pradip, Compliance Manager, Xyfil.

Understanding the regulations, ascertaining correct samples or test results and documentation around the whole process, can be a daunting task for any business owner. However here at Xyfil we can do all the hard work for you.

With years of manufacturing expertise in securing regulatory approval in the UK and across international markets, we strive to provide a bespoke manufacturing service. Whether you have already done your own testing, have already listed your ingredients or are starting your journey with an idea looking to come to fruition, Xyfil has you covered. We have an experienced compliance and quality control team, and design studio team for working on your labels and product packaging.

We can handle the whole process from start to finish for you. We create an account with the government bodies in the countries where you wish to sell your product and submit a notification of the new upcoming product. Alternatively, some customers may already have an account and can simply provide us with access to submit on their behalf. From there we send a full list of flavour ingredients, of which can be provided by the customer or created by us by our expert flavour department and perform tests on a sample to prove TPD compliance. It is also possible for you to complete the sample test elsewhere and simply submit the results to us. For more information on the testing process, check out our previous article on TPD certification. We then send all this information to the governing bodies, pay the invoice where needed, and notify you once compliance has been agreed upon by the government and your product becomes listed on their website; for the UK this is the MHRA’s website. For other countries you can check here for the relative TPD regulations. At which point your product will now be able to be sold to the public and can be listed on your own website or in stores.

If you would like to speak with someone at Xyfil for more information or are interested in reaching out to us about your upcoming products, don’t hesitate to contact us here. Make the first step towards starting, refining and improving your business today.

E-Liquid Regulations

Everything You Need To Know About E-Liquid Regulation

Understanding E-Liquid Regulation As A Newcomer

Newcomers entering into the E-Liquid and vape market have a lot to get to grips with. Selling e-liquid products comes with various regulations and restrictions, depending on the country you’re selling in. It’s essential to be familiar with these rules and that your products are compliant in order to sell on the market. We know this can feel overwhelming to new producers – but don’t panic! This article will walk you through what you need to know to be prepared.

Who Governs E-Liquid Regulation?

Before you can get stuck into the details, you need to know the government and industry bodies you’re reporting to. The governing body in the UK for E-Liquid and nicotine vaping regulation is the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, or MHRA. This government agency is a division of the Department of Health and Social Care, and is responsible for the regulation and sale of medicines and medical devices. Compliance is an essential pre-requisite to UK sale.

What Are The Rules To Sell E-Liquid Products?

The MHRA originally outlined the standard regulations for selling E-Liquid and nicotine vaping products in the TPD or Tobacco Product Directive, a regulatory act for sale of E-Liquids within the European Union. Following the UK’s exit from the EU, regulations in Britain and Northern Ireland are now governed by the Tobacco Products and Nicotine Inhaling Products (Amendment) (UK Exit) Regulations 2020. It’s important to be familiar with the amendment act as well as the broader European regulations to ensure your compliance meets all requirements for the areas you wish to sell in.

Whilst regulations have changed and developed over recent years, they have followed the same pattern, with requirements for minimum safety checks as an industry standard for e-cigarettes, refill containers and E-Liquids, comprehensive product information to be shared with customers, and proactive efforts to prevent children from using E-Liquid and CBD E-Liquid products.

TPD Compliance

Specific requirements for E-Liquid producers demand:

  • Producers must limit e-cigarette tank capacity to 2ml
  • E-Liquids containing nicotine may not be sold in containers larger than 10ml
  • Nicotine strength must be no higher than 20mg/ml in E-Liquids
  • All packaging must be child resistant and tamper evident
  • A number of ingredients are prohibited, including caffeine and taurine
  • Clear labelling including health warnings are including on all products

EU Common Entry Gate

To ensure new E-Liquid producers are complying with all regulations appropriately, producers are required to submit their product date to the authorities for approval if looking to sell in the EU. This is done via an online platform called the EU Common Entry Gate, or EU-CEG.

Submission here must include:

A full product ingredient list

  • Emissions produced by your product – you'll would need to have these independently verified
  • Product nicotine dosage
  • Toxicological data
  • A description of your manufacturing process
  • Compliance declaration

Getting Started In The E-Liquid Market

These are the basics of E-Liquid compliance regulations for sale in the UK and European Union as of 2021. We know these will be a good starting point for you – at Xyfil we pride ourselves on maintaining the highest industry standard, and we’re on hand to help you with every stage of your E-Liquid production journey.

It’s always daunting starting a new business venture. We’ve been there and we know the pitfalls. Familiarity and confidence in these regulations will give you a solid grounding to get your first E-Liquid products approved and onto the market. And then, the sky’s the limit!