e-Cigarette Testing Services

E-cigarettes, E-cig Over White BackgroundElectronic Cigarette Analysis for regulatory compliance

Hall Analytical is a leading independent laboratory with over 10 years experience in the Electronic Cigarettes (E-cig) / E-Liquid / Vape market place.  Our extensive range of chromatographic and mass spectrometric instrumentation, combined with highly experienced and skilled scientists, provide our clients with the utmost confidence in the data we deliver on your Electronic Cigarette / E-Liquid for TPD & FDA regulatory submission.

We have experience supporting clients seeking regulation within the UK, EU and the USA and as such we have market leading knowledge of thetesting and reporting requirements and offer a cost effective solution in a timely manner.

Tobacco Product Directive (TPD2) Article 20

This Directive, which is based on the proposal of the European Commission, came into force on 19th May 2014 and became applicable in the EU Member States on 20th May 2016 aims to ensure a high level of health protection for European citizens.  Article 20 of the TPD places obligation on the manufacturers and importers of electronic cigarettes to submit a notification to the authorities of the Member States of such products they intend to market.

Article 20 of TPD2 requires the notification to include a list of the emissions which result from the use of the product, it states that emissions testing should be carried out at least once on each flavour and on each combination of flavours and it is here Hall Analytical can support you.

We recognise that Emission analysis of Electronic Cigarettes and their components are different from that of traditional tobacco products and as such our methodologies for sample collection and extraction reflect this. We have developed and validated in-house methodology to screen for the below list of analytes, which has been generated based on guidance from the MHRA, the compounds specified in the Data Dictionary and our knowledge of other regulatory requirements.

  • Carbonyls/Aldehydes: Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, Acrolein, Crotonaldehyde, Diacetyl, Acetyl Prionyl
  • Metals: Aluminium, Chromium, Iron, Nickel, Tin, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Copper, Arsenic
  • Nicotine Dose Consistency and Uptake
  • Ethylene Glycol (EG)
  • Diethylene Glycol (DEG)
  • Propylene Glycol  (PG)
  • Vegetable Glycerine (VG)
  • Targeted Volatiles: Toluene, Benzene, 1,3-Butadiene, Isoprene
  • Volatile Screen
  • Tobacco Specific Nitrosamines (TSNA’s): 4 N-Nitrosonornicotine (NN), 4-(methylnitosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK), N-Nitrosoanatabine (NAT), N-Nitrosoanabasine (NAB)

To discuss your testing requirements call: 01357 524023

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In the interest of our clients product security we are keen to retain our independence however if required we work in partnership with Independent leading Toxicology and Regulatory consultants and can offer a full TPD Notification solution if required.

e-Cigarette Customer Testimonials

“Hall Analytical have great technical skills and provide a highly professional service.  Scott Fletcher and Sally McGuigan were both knowledgeable and helpful. We are very pleased we chose to work with them.”
Paul Hunt, Managing Director V2 Cigs UK
"At Vaporized we pride ourselves on providing excellent quality products and great customer service so after speaking to several companies to assist us with our testing for the TPD (TRPR) notifications there was one clear winner and that was Hall Analytical. They provided us with an incredible service and great guidance through the process and continue to do so to this day, coupled with excellent communication and transparency on all the projects we undertake with them. We would easily recommend Hall Analytical to anyone looking for any of the services they provide"
Doug Mutter, Manufacture and Compliance DirectorVaporized
“At last, a company that offers sound advice without saying "it’s up to you” or “we cannot commit to saying that”.  We needed advice and what we got was solid.  Prompt, efficient , plain speaking and willing to understand that we are not science guru’s, we are delighted to have dealt with them and will certainly carry on with our business relationship.”
Matthew Flinn - DirectorVape’ry Limited
"Hall have provided a great, professional service, and were always at hand to provide guidance and advice wherever we needed it. Hall have been an indispensable asset, and were an absolute pleasure to work with."
Regulatory Compliance OfficerCeltic Vapours


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