Nic shots are small, 10mL TPD compliant bottles of unflavoured nicotine e-liquid. Not intended to be vaped on their own, they’re made to be mixed with larger bottles of nicotine free e-liquid. When combined, you get the same large juice bottles you’d get pre-TPD. TPD regulations only apply to nicotine-containing e-liquids.
Since the unflavoured nicotine shot is the only part of the package containing nicotine, the manufacturer needs only to test the nic shot in order to be compliant with the new rules.
Do I need a license to sell Vaping products in the UK?
As stipulated in the Tobacco Products Directive, e-liquids with nicotine can only be sold in 10ml bottles in the UK. However, there’s no restriction with e-liquids that don’t have nicotine. An example of these would be shortfills, which are nicotine-free flavour concentrates that are available for as much as 50 to 100ml per bottle. You can then add a nicotine shot to these.
In the UK, e-liquids are also only allowed to have a maximum nicotine strength of 20 mg/ml. The manufacturer should ensure these come with nicotine warning labels.