What to look for before buying e-cigarettes in the UK

October 6, 2013 in e-cig Information by Admin

What to look for before buying e-cigarettes in the UK

If you are new to vaping, even before selecting which type of e-cig product to buy, you may want to think about the following…

Does the product you are thinking of purchasing come from a reputable UK supplier? How do you know? One easy way is to check to see if they are a member of

What to look for before purchasing e-cigarettes in the UK - ECITA logo

ECITA (Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association)

You will see this logo displayed on the websites or advertising material of the company. This logo demonstrates the suppliers commitment to excellence, and reassurance of customers that they can be confident in the quality, safety and superiority of their products and services.

Companies such as e-cigarette Direct follow its Industry Standard of Excellence (ISE) programme and have been awarded the ECITA certificate of excellence. A Trading Standards’ officer described the ISE as “…a Code any industry would be proud to have.”

Does the company you are thinking of buying electronic cigarettes from have certification, testing and regulation?  You might want to look for these symbols when visiting an e-cig website…


ROHS: HALO products have been certified by ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive.)

ECITA: ECigaretteDirect is one of only 8 UK companies to be regulated by ECITA, the UK Electronic Cigarette Industry, and to have undergone ECITA’s strict audit.

CE: CE approval has been acquired to ensure that the HALO e-cigarette conforms with the essential requirements of all applicable EC directives.

What else should you consider?

  • Is the company knowledgeable about the product? Does it have a wealth of information and facts about e-cigarettes on its website?
  • Customer service – Can you easily find the contact information for the company? Do they have a telephone number displayed on their website? Do they have social media pages where you can leave comments and ask questions?
  • Can you see testimonials from existing customers?
  • Does the company have a rewards program where you can earn points for purchases, sharing products with friends or liking on Facebook etc? A rewards program will make vaping even cheaper for you by giving you discount points for your loyalty.
  • Does the company offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee? Can you easily return damaged or non working products?

Click here to see a company that offers all the above and much more

Now you know what to look for before buying e-cigarettes in the UK, you can now decide on what type of e-cig you want! This alone can be confusing for the new vaper and as such, here’s a great article you should read called The Ultimate Beginners Guide to Electronic Cigarettes



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