Indonesia now imposes a 10% excise levy on e-cigarette products, eliciting fierce criticism from manufacturers and advocates arguing insufficient consultation and disproportionate burden against far more harmful cigarettes taxed moderately higher. Read more

New vaping label requirements from the FDA aim to strike a balance between deterring youth use and providing enough information for adult smokers.

The updated regulations mandate prominent nicotine addiction warnings aimed at dissuading teenagers and young adults from vaping. At the same time, labels must indicate vaping’s potential harm reduction compared to cigarettes for older smokers. Read more

A new Texas law taking effect January 1st bans vape manufacturers and shops from using cartoons, celebrities, or kid-friendly imagery when marketing electronic cigarettes.

Known as House Bill 4758 or the Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act, the legislation specifically outlaws e-cig promotions displaying: Read more

A series of Michigan Senate bills introduced this month threatens to eliminate access to flavored vapes while making remaining products unaffordable via enormous taxes. Anti-vaping groups back the legislation which public health advocates argue will harm rather than protect citizens. Read more

The UK government is expected to announce a new tax on vaping products when it unveils the national budget on March 6th. This would mark the first time vaping has been taxed since e-cigarettes arrived in the UK market nearly 15 years ago.

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The number of independent vape shops in the UK has jumped significantly, with 233 new stores opening in 2022. This growth comes as the government aims to restrict youth vaping while still supporting adult smokers looking to quit.

There are now a total of 3,573 specialist vape shops across the country, according to retail analysts Local Data Company (LDC). This represents a major rebound after a small dip during the pandemic when many vapers shifted purchases online.

The rise reflects robust demand for vaping products like e-cigarettes and nicotine pods. Bricks-and-mortar vape shops are thriving despite increasing competition from convenience stores also offering vapes.

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As 2023 ends, several countries have passed new vape regulations set to take effect on/after January 1, 2024. These incoming laws include restrictions on flavors, marketing tactics, taxes and more. Here’s an in-depth look at some key vape regulations worldwide and their potential impacts. Read more

Vaping trade associations serve a pivotal function at the state level by unifying and amplifying the voice of manufacturers, retailers, and other industry stakeholders. As vaping regulations evolve rapidly across states, these organizations provide guidance, resources, and advocacy to help businesses adapt while promoting responsible practices.

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The UK vaping market continues exponential growth, now topping £1.2 billion in 2023 sales driven by rising adoption among 4.3 million British smokers turning to reduced harm alternatives like disposables.

As consumer nicotine preferences diversify amid flavor innovation, reusable device eco-claims, and accelerating online sales, forecasts predict £1.4 billion UK vape category turnover by 2025.

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The UK maintains relatively light-touch regulations on e-cigarettes versus European counterparts and many other countries, according to a new analysis from the free market-oriented Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) think-tank. However, amid rising usage concerns, Britain may impose further vaping restrictions following wider international policy shifts. Read more