A group of State Duma deputies has put forward a draft law that would require website owners to remove advertisements for the remote sale of nicotine-containing products, including regular and electronic cigarettes, tobacco, and similar items. The proposed legislation, obtained by REN TV, also allows for the blocking of non-compliant websites without a court order. Read more

The Constitutional Court of Costa Rica has issued a directive to the Ministry of Health, granting them two months to implement regulations for Law 10.066. This law governs the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), non-nicotine systems (NNDS), and electronic devices that utilize heated tobacco and similar technologies, collectively known as vapes.

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Kazakhstan has implemented a new law banning the sale, distribution, and import of vapes, commonly referred to as “disposables,” which are popular among the country’s citizens. While using vapes will not result in penalties, any involvement in their sale, distribution, or importation now carries serious criminal consequences.

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In an effort to address the growing concern over the youth vaping epidemic, North Carolina lawmakers are considering new legislation that could significantly impact the availability of e-cigarette products in the state. The proposed bill, which was recently backed by the state Senate Judiciary Committee, aims to create a vaping registry that would allow only federally authorized vaping products to be sold in North Carolina.

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A recent analysis published in the National Bureau of Economic Research has shed light on the unintended consequences of banning flavored e-cigarettes, also known as vapes. The study suggests that these bans may lead to an increase in tobacco cigarette use, particularly among young adults, raising concerns about the overall impact on public health.

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The Department of Finance has released draft regulations to expand Canada’s coordinated vaping taxation framework, aiming to curb the alarmingly high vaping rates among young people in the country. The proposed regulations would enable Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Yukon, and Prince Edward Island to join the existing framework, which already includes Ontario, Quebec, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

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The Department of Trade and Industry-Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has announced that retailers, distributors, wholesalers, and traders of vape products are permitted to sell their remaining inventories of uncertified vape products until September 7, 2024. This decision comes as a result of the Department Administrative Order (DAO) 24-02, which aims to regulate the sale of vaporized nicotine and non-nicotine products in the country.

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As the year 2024 unfolds, the United States is witnessing a significant shift in the regulatory landscape surrounding vape products. Various states have taken the initiative to introduce unique “Registry Bills” (also known as PMTA Registry Bills) to further regulate the retail sales of e-cigarettes and nicotine products. These bills, once passed by state legislatures, are expected to be implemented with substantial support from the tobacco industry, with the primary goal of creating or modifying product registration lists.

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In a press conference held on Monday, Health Minister Izabela Leszczyna announced that the much-anticipated ban on e-cigarette sales in Poland will not come into effect until the beginning of 2025. The delay in implementation, initially scheduled for the start of the summer, is attributed to the ongoing legislative process and the necessity to conduct consultations in line with European Union directives. Read more

In a move to address growing concerns over the environmental impact and the health risks associated with disposable vapes, particularly among children, Jersey’s government has announced plans to ban the sale of these products by April 2025. The announcement comes following reports of children as young as eight and nine being found vaping during their school lunch break. Read more