A new standard for the manufacture and labelling of electronic cigarettes and other vaping products has been developed by the British Standards Institution (BSI) in collaboration with the Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA).

The launch of the PAS 54115 Vaping Products standard is designed to help prevent dangerous or rogue products being sold to shoppers.

Anne Hayes, head of market development for governance and risk at BSI, said: “Vaping is fast becoming the alternative to smoking. Therefore any vaping product which is a substitute to smoking and works by being ingested, has to be safe. It is essential that guidance such as PAS 54115 exists to establish this.

“It not only provides reassurance to regulators, it ensures that product safety and quality is maintained across batches and can be reliably demonstrated with documentary evidence.”

 PAS 54115 gives guidance on:

  • The manufacture, importation, labelling, marketing and sale of vaping products, including electronic cigarettes, e-shisha, DIY e-liquid mixing kits, and directly related products
  • Purity of e-liquid ingredients in manufacture, contaminants arising from device materials and potential emissions from device operation, electrical safety, and metals and carbonyls in emissions
  • The safety of batteries and chargers