Nicotine pouches are gaining more and more popularity also in European Union.What exactly are nicotine pouches and how do they relate to the e-cigarette and e-liquid industry? What is the difference between nicotine pouches and snus? You will find the answers to these and other questions regarding nicotine pouches in the article below.
1. How nicotine pouches are different from snus?
Traditional snus (brown snus, snuff) is a moist tobacco product popular in Scandinavia. It looks like tobacco wrapped in a cellulose bag, resembling a tiny bag of tea. Sometimes it is referred to as ‘snuff’. Traditional product is made of a mixture of dried tobacco leaves and salt, which is moistened with hot steam. The finished product contains about 50% water and should be kept in the fridge. There is also a version of it without cellulose packaging, which is called “loose snus”. Usually, snus is applied by placing between the lower or upper lip and the gum. As result nicotine from tobacco is absorbed into the body from the oral cavity. Moreover, the nicotine content in snus is higher than in a traditional cigarette. Although nicotine pouches resemble traditional snus in some ways, there are significant differences between those two products that need to be discussed.
2. Nicotine pouches (non-tobacco snus)
Nicotine pouches (white snus, or non-tobacco snus) derives from traditional, brown snus. The only difference between the two is the nicotine carrier. Tobacco snus contains tobacco leaves, while nicotine pouches are filled with cellulose. Powdered cellulose is soaked in a mixture of pure nicotine, aromas and pH-alignant (to make product pH more similar to the natural pH of the oral cavity). The mixture is additionally moistened with PG, however, the nicotine pouches are a little dry. It means that the user may feel the nicotine effect and a taste a few seconds after placing a pouch behind a lip.
Nicotine salts (nicsalts for short) are getting more popular among vapers. Every day more people are trying to figure out if nic salts are any good for them. Should you use nicsalt shots or stick to the good old nic shots? Let us try and explain a few things regarding nicotine salts and compare nic salt shots to regular, freebase nicotine shots. (more…)
Next Generation Nicotine Delivery is a leading nicotine industry conference held in London. This year’s edition takes place on the 13th and 14th November.
We will not only be attending the conference but also will be leading one of the round table panels – “TPD regulation versus practices and individual approaches of each EU Member “. You can find the conference program here: http://www.arena-international.com/Uploads/2018/11/05/s/n/p/Program-05112018.pdf
If you are one of the attendees, we would love to see you at our table on the 14th November, 11:15, Round Table 1.
See you in London!
We have just received information, that all products we have applied for registration in the UK (that includes over 30 products we have registered for our customers) have had their status changed from “Under review” to “Declared”. Great news for us and our customers, who have decided to choose our services.
If you are looking for a professional, custom-tailored service including laboratory tests, certification, preparation of all required documentation and finally TPD notification simply contact us. Many customers have already benefitted from our help, join them.
Informujemy, że CHEMNOVATIC Ławecki Gęca Sp. j., nie jest oraz nigdy nie był producentem następujących baz nikotynowych:
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Jedynym elementem wspólnym była rejestracja w/w baz nikotynowych pod kontem TPD w Polsce poprzez naszą firmę. Wspomniana rejestracja została jednak już usunięta z powodu braku porozumienia co do warunków współpracy.
Reasumując, chcemy jeszcze raz zaznaczyć, że nie mamy nic wspólnego z powyższymi produktami i żadna ich partia nie została wyprodukowana przez firmę Chemnovatic.
Nicotine shots together with other vaping products are subject to TPD (Tobacco Products Directive). Each manufacturer of nicotine shots and e-liquids is obliged to corry out the laboratory tests of own products and to notify its products in every Member States authorities they are intended to be sold. Vaping products (including nicotine shots) also need to be packed in TPD-compliant packaging. Moreover, the TPD Directive does not allow the promotion of e-cigarette products in mass media such as television, radio or the press. If you would like to know more about the TPD requirements when it comes to nicotine shots, read the article below.
What is TPD?
The TPD Directive is an EU tobacco regulation that came into effect in all Member States on May 20, 2016. The purpose of the directive is to standardize and unify the legislation all e-cigarette and vaping products all across the European Union. TPD aims to establish a regulatory environment for e-cigs and e-liquids to make sure they meet safety and marketing standards and to eliminate illicit trading. Therefore to provide vapers with the greatest possible level of safety and transparency of vaping products. The TPD directive has introduced a set of rules for vaping products, which among others are:
Product-specific requirements (eg. capacity not greater than 10ml, max nicotine concentration 20mg/ml)
Obligation to TPD notify products in the Member States
Standards for packaging and labeling (warning signs and pictograms)
Ban on online sales and mass media advertising to end-users
TPD and Nicotine Shots
Nicotine shots are nothing more than nicotine bases used in the production of e-liquids, but in a capacity not exceeding 10 ml. They are used by adding one or two shots with a high concentration of nicotine to the premix. This solution was created for the needs of vapers who want to enjoy the taste of their favorite e-liquid longer. Since the introduction of the TPD directive in Europe, it has become forbidden to sell e-liquids with a capacity greater than 10ml.
Nicotine shots as products containing pure nicotine also need to comply with the TPD regulations. Just like vape-ready e-liquids, they follow the same procedures and obligations. For example:
TPD registration obligation
The maximum content of nicotine not exceeding 20mg/ml
Before the introduction of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) many nicotine base manufacturers were looking for a solution to oncoming nicotine products regulations. Two main concerns were:
1. Online sales ban in many countries for all products containing nicotine.
2. The limit put on nicotine strength (no more than 20mg/ml) and volume of nicotine liquids (not more than 10ml).
Manufacturers are still trying to cope with TPD regulations in many ways. Nicotine boosters or nicotine shots being one of them. Moreover, Chemnovatic has implemented that idea into a reality. We offer our customers a service of white label manufacturing of nicotine shots. We will take care of the manufacturing, bottling, labeling, and designing process from the bottom to the top. and you will be able to focus only on selling and marketing your own nicotine shots line. Check our full offer on white label nicotine shots manufacturing services.
We are proud to announce that the first of Chemnovatic nicotine bases – the Nicbase VPG Optima-3 in a 10ml PET dropper bottle has been successfully submitted to EU-CEG (EU Common Entry Gate) in strict accordance with the Tobacco Products Directive regulations.
For the time being it is a pre-stage submission as the target registration system has not been launched yet. For that reason Chemnovatic is keeping a close eye on the regulations and the registration system implementation progress as well as the implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive in various countries as not all EU members have fulfilled the implementation process before the 20th May 2016 . (more…)
Recently, there has been quite a few reassuring news from the european TPD front. Does that mean there may be a future for vaping in Europe?
Polish government considers changing the upcoming regulations regarding the use of e-cigarettes in public, specifically lifting the proposed ban on vaping in public space.
“A change that could be introduced is limiting the restriction regarding the ban on e-cigarette use in public space. The ban on use of the e-cigarette was the initiative of the ministry. Such regulations are not forced by the EU directive” says dr Łukasz Balwicki from the Medical University of Gdańsk.
The directive in Poland in its current form would level e-cigarette users with traditional cigarette smokers in regards to public space vaping/ smoking, which may cause teenagers to move to traditional cigarette smoking instead. (more…)
The Commission Implementing Decision 2016/586 of 14 April 2016 requires the e-liquid refill nozzle to be at least 9mm long. Have you measured yours?
If you are in the electronic cigarette industry you should have read the requirements for e-liquid refill containers laid out by the Decision. Article 2 “Requirements for the refill mechanisms” states that the electronic cigarette refill mechanism needs to conform with the following to be placed on the market: (more…)
With the new Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) on the way, there is much confusion among the e-liquid manufacturers: “What do I need to do to be TPD compliant?”, “How do I label and package my e-liquids according to TPD?” or “Is my e-liquid packaging good enough for TPD?” and similar questions being raised every day.
At CHEMNOVATIC we got the requirements for “TPD ready” e-liquid packaging worked out and can proudly say that our customers’ products are all meeting TPD requirements. The following article is a boiled- down version of TPD guidelines with a touch of our experience – TPD done our way. (more…)