Menthol Cigarettes to no longer be sold in the UK.

Menthol Cigarettes will no longer be for sale in the UK, due to new laws introduced on May the 20th.

As of May 20th Menthol Cigarettes are now banned in the UK, in an effort to deter younger people trying and eventually becoming addicted to cigarettes. This included menthol cigarettes, menthol rollies, skinny cigarettes and click-dual cigarettes.

Why are menthol cigarettes banned?

Deborah Arnott, Chief Executive of Action on Smoking and Health said: “Research shows that menthol makes it easier for young people to start smoking because it masks the harshness when they first try to inhale.

“In reality, menthol cigarettes are just as harmful as regular cigarettes and most adult smokers become addicted to smoking in their youth."

“Removing menthol cigarettes from the market will deter young people from starting smoking."

Does the menthol ban effect e-cigarettes?

No, the ban does not apply to e-cigarette products, including menthol flavoured e-liquids. The ban is strictly applied to menthol cigarettes, menthol rollies, skinny cigarettes and click-dual cigarettes. 

Alternantives to Menthol Cigarettes?

1.3 million of the smokers in the UK are menthol smokers, many of which are adults who prefer the flavour of menthol over traditional cigarettes. Many of which may now be looking to make the switch to vaping rather than going back to the alternative of harmful tobacco cigarettes.

If this is you then you may want to check out our list of must try menthol salts below.

5 Must try Menthol E-Liquids

Glacier eLiquid by SALT

An ice-cold Arctic adventure with a blend of frosty, strong Menthol and crushed ice on both the inhale and exhale, creating a refreshing icy experience that any Mint or Menthol vaper will love.

Polar eLiquid by Got Salts

Polar eLiquid by Got Salts is refreshing spearmint menthol, sure to give you that cooling exhale you are craving for combined with the smooth hit of the nic salts.

What are Nic Salts?

Nic Salts do not taste like salt, nor do they contain normal table salt, in fact nic salts look and work just like normal e-liquids.

Nicotine salts provide a smoother throat hit than traditional freebase nicotine, nic salts can therefore be vaped at a much higher nicotine strength, typically 10 or 20mg without causing throat irritation or coughing. Nic Salt e-Liquids also enter the blood steam quicker than traditional e-Liquids and provides a much quicker nicotine fix.

The nicotine fix is very similar to when smoking normal cigarettes, this is what have made Nicotine Salts so popular with new vapers, it has made the switch from smoking in to vaping much easier and satisfying for smokers.

Nic Salts do not taste like salt, nor do they contain normal table salt, in fact nic salts look and work just like normal e-liquids.

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Nicotine salts provide a smoother throat hit than traditional freebase nicotine, nic salts can therefore be vaped at a much higher nicotine strength, typically 10 or 20mg without causing throat irritation or coughing. Nic Salt e-Liquids also enter the blood steam quicker than traditional e-Liquids and provides a much quicker nicotine fix.
The nicotine fix is very similar to when smoking normal cigarettes, this is what have made Nicotine Salts so popular with new vapers, it has made the switch from smoking in to vaping much easier and satisfying for smokers.

Menthol Moon Drops by Kai's Virgin Vapor

Menthol Moon Drops E-liquid by Kai's Virgin Vapor is an organic strong, straight menthol flavour. Great by itself if you like REALLY strong Menthol, but also excellent for mixing with other flavours to give them that menthol kick. 

Menthol Asylum E-liquid by WizMix Salt

Menthol Asylum E-liquid by WizMix Salt is a icy blast of brain freezing menthol and mint, perfect for starter kits and pod style devices.

Black Jack Aniseed Menthol E-Liquid by 21 Salts

Black Jack Aniseed Menthol E-Liquid by 21 Salts is a blend of liquorice Aniseed on the inhale followed by a cooling ice menthol on the exhale.

What Device should I use?

Not every device is designed to vape Nic Salts, for this you will be wanting to purchase a Pod Kit, which are generally made just for Nic Salts. There are hundreds of Pod Kits out there though, so how do you know which one is for you? A lot of it comes down to personal preference on design and colour options but here we have listed 3 of the latest and greatest pod kits that we think are perfect for vaping Nic Salts!

Caliburn Pod Kit

by Uwell

Uwell Caliburn Pod Kit is a pod vape kit from Uwell, it is super slim, sexy and compact with a built in 520mah battery. The Caliburn features an innovative dual firing system that let you chose if you to use a small firing button on top of the device to fire it, or if you want to, you can bypass the button altogether and just use the built in draw activation system

The pod and kit is designed for usage with Nicotine Salt E-Liquids and/or regular 50/50 Blends freebase nicotine E-Liquids.

Features:

  • Perfect for all Nic Salts we sell and regular 50/50 blends
  • Easy to use
  • Each pod holds 2ml
  • Size: 110mm x 212mm x 116mm
  • Battery Capacity: 520mAh
  • Pod Coil Resistance: 1.4ohm
  • Power Output: 11w

Included in the box

  • 1 x Uwell Caliburn Kit
  • 2 x Caliburn Pods (1 Pre-installed)
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

Vape Pen 22 Light Edition

by Smok

The Smok Vape Pen 22 Light Edition is a complete direct to lung starter vape kit. It comes with a simple to use 1 button Vape pen fitted with a 2ml E-liquid tank. The Tank features a built in LED light that will light up when you fire the device. The light can be tailored to a variety of different colours using the included O’rings. The Vape Pen 22 is aimed towards Direct to Lung vapers using Sub-Ohm E-Liquids such as shortfills. It is a perfect first time DTL Sub-Ohm device or as a more portable device for on the go Sub-Ohm vapers.

Features:

  • For high VG E-Liquids
  • DTL Vaping (Direct to lung)
  • Large capacity 1650mah Battery
  • Simple 1 Button operation
  • Easy to use
  • Safety Protection features

Included in the box

  • 1 x Smok Vape Pen 22 Light Edition with 2ml Tank
  • 1 x Vape Pen Mesh 0.15 Ohm Coil (Pre-Installed)
  • 1 x Vape Pen Strip 0.15 Ohm Coil 
  • 1 x USB Lead
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Spare parts bag

Aegis Pod Kit

by GeekVape

The GeekVape Aegis pod kit is a compact, stylish and easy to use Pod kit that is operated via a single button. It is designed for both beginners and experienced vapers alike, and features a large built in 800mAh battery with an output of 15W that is charged via its built in USB-C port. The best part about the Aegis Pod kit is that it is waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. It has a rugged Zinc Alloy body with stylish stitched leather.

Features:

Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof
800mAh battery
Advanced AS chipset
15W output
2ml refillable pods
For usage with high PG 50%+ E-Liquids

Included in the box

1 x GeekVape 800mAh Vape Device
1 x 2ml Aegis Pod (refillable)
2 x 0.6 Ohm Mesh Coils
1 x USB-C Cable
1 x User Manual