On the 20th May 2020, the UK Government put a ban on menthol cigarettes in a bid to reduce the appeal of smoking and lower the number of people who smoked across the nation. But, how much of an impact has that had on vapers? If you’re new to vaping and are unsure whether you can legally enjoy menthol e-liquids – let us clear things up.
First things first – are menthol e-liquids banned in the UK?
Although disruptive for those who enjoyed a menthol cigarette, for vapers, the good news is that nothing has changed! This is great for both current vapers as well as those who may be thinking of making the switch from cigarettes to vaping now that menthol cigarettes are no longer available.
What’s more, there are no current plans to do away with menthol e-liquids or e-cig refills, so you can feel confident that your favourite menthol brands are here to stay.
Why have menthol cigarettes been banned in the UK?
Menthol cigarettes have been around for over 100 years now, being first introduced as an alternative to traditional tobacco flavour and advertised as having ‘medicinal’ properties. Whilst this was well before we really knew the dangers of smoking, it is widely believed still that menthol cigarettes are less harmful than regular ones.
Of course, whether plain old tobacco or menthol, the truth is there really is no difference when it comes to the harmful chemicals within, and it has led us here, to the UK menthol ban.
For many, the menthol ban has been a long time coming. Part of a 4-year phasing out plan, it has been on the cards since 2017 when we saw smaller packets of rolling tobacco banned, as well as 10 packs of cigarettes. And the ban of menthol cigarettes isn’t the only thing to have come into place in May. With it is the ban of menthol rolling tobacco and papers, other flavoured tobacco products and completely plain cigarette packaging.
All of these changes together aim to ultimately reduce the rate of smokers across the UK.
Is it time to make the switch to menthol e-liquids?
If you have always been a lover of menthol, all is not lost. Menthol vape liquids are a perfect alternative, still offering those familiar refreshing flavours, but considerably less harmful. It is testament to e-liquids that these have remained legal here in the UK – so are you thinking of making the leap?
If so, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Cloudstix, we offer a plethora of menthol e-liquids and refills from some of the most reputable brands. Some of our favourites include:
- Cloudstix Tropical Storm – a beautiful blend of sweet tropical fruit and cooling menthol
- Vampire Vape Heisenberg – one of the biggest menthol names out there, Heisenberg brings a fruity twist to traditional menthol e-liquids
- SALT Glacier – high strength nicotine dose with soothing crushed ICE menthol
This is just a glimpse of our menthol range, and we provide a range of other options including mint and spearmint so it’s certainly worth browsing our entire e-liquid collection.
Get your menthol vape fix with Cloudstix
Whether you’re ready to try a new menthol e-liquid, or this is your first time – you’re in safe hands with us. Take a look through our extensive collection of e-cig vape juice or contact us if you have any specific queries about our flavours, strengths or anything else you may be unsure of and one of our experts will be glad to help.