The Menthol Cigarette Ban UK


Menthol Cigarettes were banned in the UK on the 20 May 2020. Great news, there are some great menthol cigarette alternatives available to shop at Smoke-King.

Introducing: L&B - Blue Bright Air Filter

The L&B Blue Bright Air Filter combines a recess in the filter tip with a firmer filter structure, which should provide the impression of a smoother, better quality smoking experience, according to research by Imperial.

Why the Hole in the Filter Tip?

We tried the Swan Crushball Menthol Filter Tips with this new L&B cigarette; the twist could be a match made in heaven for menthol cigarette lovers. It may not be perfectly flush but remember you do need something to hold on to should you wish to remove the Crushball from your cigarette.

Add Menthol or Peppermint Filter Tips

Swan Crushball Tips are available in Menthol and Peppermint to create a smoke similar to menthol cigarettes. 

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Great news, menthol filter tips and accessories are still available following the ban. Check out the Original Tobacco Flavour Spray by Gawith Hoggarth works on hand rolling, tubing or pipe tobacco.

Menthol Filter

For hand-rollers, these Menthol tips are perfect for a minty kick.

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Menthol Rolling Tubes

Menthol Cigarettes Tubes that you can use to fill with your favourite tobacco.

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Rizla Menthol Flavour Card

For menthol cigarette smokers and can be used with any hand-rolling tobaccos for an infused flavour.

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Menthol Tobacco Spray

This easy to use Menthol tobacco spray works well on any hand rolling, tubing or pipe tobacco.

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Menthol shag and pipe tobacco are unaffected by these changes.

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Menthol Cigarette Ban UK - Frequently Asked Questions

The Menthol Cigarette Ban UK

From 20 May 2020 the sale of all menthol cigarettes will be banned. This law applies to all online retailers and shops. The law will make it an offence to manufacture or sell menthol cigarettes after this date.

Why are Menthol Cigarettes being banned?

The ban of menthol cigarettes follows recommendations based on the research conducted by the Action on Smoking and Health who said 'Research shows that menthol cigarettes makes it easier for children to try smoking and go on to become addicted smokers'.

What is the Menthol Cigarette Ban Law?

The European Union's Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) sets out this ban for all EU member states. This law applies, regardless of Britain's exit from the EU.

What type of Menthol Cigarettes will be Banned?

This ban applies to click on, click and roll, dual, crushball and capsule menthol cigarettes. The ban also applies to menthol skinny cigs, and all menthol flavoured tobacco products which were banned in 2017.

Can you still sell Menthol Cigarettes after 20 May 2020?

No. Even if our stock hasn't run out, we are not allowed to sell menthol cigarettes after this date. Any retailer offering Menthol cigarettes after this date is liable for a conviction and imprisonment for up to two years.

Does this affect Menthol Tobacco?

Menthol hand-rolling tobacco is also affected and will be banned on 20 May 2020. Other flavoured hand-rolling tobaccos were already banned in 2017. 

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