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

While the vape category continues evolving, it remains popular with legal-age adult users seeking an alternative to traditional tobacco. Understanding the vape consumer presents opportunities for convenience stores to drive sales through strategic cross-promotions.

Vape products have faced increased FDA scrutiny in recent years regarding flavors and marketing practices. However, the category persists with loyal users aged 18+ who enjoy vapes like e-cigarettes as a substitute for cigarettes. Read more

The Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) has published its new V.A.P.E. Directory, an official registry of approved vape and alternative nicotine products permitted for sale in the state. Popular disposable brands like Elf Bar are absent from the list, effectively banning their retail sale in Louisiana. Read more