As one of the UK’s leading B2B suppliers of vape products, it’s essential for us to keep up to date with all the latest developments in the industry. As well as allowing us to offer the best selection of products, this ensures we stay within the rules and regulations set out by the UK government.
This week it was announced that lawmakers intend to put a blanket ban on disposable vapes. If the ban materialises, this means you’ll no longer be able to purchase any form of single use vape from us.
According to the reports in the media, the ban is being pushed through due to the high number of children using disposable vapes. It’s also been suggested that disposables are being marketed to minors.
At this point, retailers in the vaping industry would benefit from advising disposable vapers on the best alternatives. This should help prevent some of them from returning to cigarettes, which is a real concern right now.
Another worry would be an influx of fake or illegal disposables. A ban won’t automatically stop disposables from entering the country; it’ll just mean they now face zero regulation. This is a worry and the industry would be wise to pre-warn customers as a deterrent.
Pod Kits Push
While this is undoubtedly a blow for disposable die-hards, there is some light at the end of the tunnel as there are some great alternatives out there. What’s even better is these refillable units will work out far cheaper than disposables.
For any vaper who enjoys disposables and is looking for a similar vaping experience, the best option would probably be a pod kit. These devices are usually small in stature and pair excellently with nic salts e-liquid – which is the e-liquid found in pretty much all disposables.
Pod kits are also cheap, easy to use and provide great flavour. Furthermore, with interchangeable pods, users are able to switch flavours in a matter of seconds – something disposables can’t offer.
If and when a ban on disposables is announced, it’s unlikely to come into effect right away. With that said, any retailer that’s sitting on large quantities of stock should probably look to move this on as quickly as possible.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on developments in order to help us all keep our heads well above water.