The Menthol Cigarette Ban – May 2020

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What’s happening…

Menthol cigarettes are being banned in May, along with any menthol flavoured tobacco product. This year the final phase of the TRPR regulations comes into effect and they include a menthol cigarette ban. This phase introduces a ban on menthol cigarettes and menthol rolling tobacco in the UK and across the EU.

The TRPR, which was adopted into law in the UK in May 2017, has already restricted menthol tobacco to be sold only in packs of 20, or large pouches of rolling tobacco, and all other flavours have been banned outright.

In May of 2020 the sale of menthol cigarettes and tobacco will be completely banned, with the banned menthol products not limited to just cigarettes and tobacco. The exact wording in the TRPR document states:

“No person may produce or supply cigarettes or hand rolling tobacco with—
(a) a filter, paper, package, capsule or other component containing flavourings;
(b) a filter, paper or capsule containing tobacco or nicotine; or
(c) a technical feature allowing the consumer to modify the smell, taste, or smoke intensity of the product.”

This move is designed to make smoking less appealing to people who may have chosen to start smoking in the future. The menthol cigarette ban was delayed beyond the introduction of the rest of the TRPR in order to ease the transitionary period.

What are your options…

Here at TABlites we know people love a minty vape, in fact since we opened our doors all those years ago our best-selling e-liquids have been menthol flavoured! Menthol tobacco, Triple Menthol, Icy Mint and more keep cropping up at the top of our best-sellers list.

Public Health England keep confirming their position that vaping is 95% safer than smoking, so we think it’s the perfect time for menthol cigarette fans to make the switch to vaping once and for all. Not only is it safer, but they get to keep enjoying the flavour they love.

In fact by switching to a menthol e cigarette the range of different menthol flavours available is staggering, allowing menthol smokers the chance to try a few and find the exact flavour that is perfect for them!

If you’re a regular TABlites customer you may not use menthol juices, but you may know someone who is concerned about the menthol ban. The staff in our stores are ready and waiting to help your friends and family take the first steps on their vaping journey, so pop in and let us help find the right products for you and for them!

What we offer…

You can see and buy the full range of menthol e-liquids available from TABlites on our website too!

Take a look at a few of the best-selling menthol flavours from our list:

Simple Essentials Peppermint Menthol


If you want to branch out away from regular old menthol there’s some fantastic minty combinations that incorporate menthol.


Vampire Vape Berry Menthol

Dinner Lady Blackcurrant Ice

Wick Liquor Boulevard Shattered


All these liquids work great in a Starter Vape Kit or even your favourite Standard Atomiser Tank.


For those who prefer or would like to try sub ohm vaping, we offer several Menthol e-liquids in High Vg Short Fills



Consider making the switch to vaping this May so you don’t get caught out by the menthol ban.