All vape liquids are divided into three categories based on their nicotine:
Several laws in Russia affect the vape industry.
The first big vape law has taxed liquids made after 01.01.2017 and is about $0,19 (effective for 2021) for 1 ml of a liquid. So should the manufacturer pay almost $23 for a 120 ml liquid? How can we sell them for $6,99?
The answer is simple: nobody pays this tax and it seems that the government forgot about it :)
However, manufacturers are cautious. For example, Smoke Kitchen, PrideVape, and many others put 2016 as a product's manufacture date. Don't worry when you see it because all liquids we sell are made not more than 6 months ago, so they have about 2 more years of shelf life.
In January 2021 we got a new law that bans all liquids over 20 mg similar to the law in the EU and many other countries.
After that Juul has closed all operations in Russia. But Russians never give up :) Almost all manufacturers now hide the real nicotine strength. For example:
Smoke Kitchen uses red caps and 20 mg UltraSalt to hide 40 mg versions of their liquids.
PrideVape doesn't mention nicotine on the bottle, but it has a digit on it. 2 means that the liquid is 20 mg, 4 is 40 mg and 5 is 50 mg.
Maxwell's uses «hybrid» to mark the 40 mg version. They even claim that gas chromatographer will show less than 20 mg. We didn't make a lab test, but the feeling is the same that has an old 40 mg liquid.
Gas Group uses «hard» to mark 50 and 55 mg versions.
Elmerck and many others use «strong» to mark 40, 45, or 50 mg versions.