A new Florida bill (SB 1006) would mandate all nicotine product manufacturers clearly state on packaging that their vaping devices have not received regulatory approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The state Senate Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, Environment and General Government unanimously passed the proposed legislation on February 21st. Read more

A group named the Vape Protection Alliance (VPA) recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to obtain legal counsel, aiming to collaborate with UK policymakers on crafting vaping regulations. They believe blanket flavor bans and aggressive device restrictions risk unintended public health consequences. Read more

Chants of “We vape, we vote” echoed through the Utah Capitol as vape shop owners organized a protest against a bill that would ban flavored vapes, claiming it would cripple their businesses. Read more

Take a walk down any busy UK high street and you’re bound to encounter dubious characters selling packs of colorful disposable vapes. While selling to minors is banned, these vapes are still winding up in the hands of youth through untracked channels.

Experts estimate 40-50% of vapes sold in Britain break safety and marketing regulations. As the country moves to institute a blanket ban on disposable vaping products, some argue this could perversely expand the thriving illicit market.

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A European study found e-cigarettes nearly doubled long-term smoking cessation success rates compared to traditional quit methods alone. However, dual usage sustained higher nicotine addiction overall.

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Poland aims to implement a sales ban on disposable vapes within months over surging youth addiction concerns. Deputy Health Minister Wojciech Konieczny voiced support for a total market removal by summer 2024. Read more

China solidified its standing as the foremost global exporter of vaping products in 2023. Total export value reached $110.84 billion, a 12.5% increase over 2022. The top 10 destination markets highlight rising international demand alongside China’s manufacturing leadership. Read more

The UK government recently announced a ban on disposable vapes to curb rising youth vaping rates. Additional vaping restrictions like flavor limitations, plain packaging rules, and in-store display changes are also forthcoming. Retailers have expressed worries that rather than deterring underage users, the disposable ban could expand the already thriving illicit vape market. Many also fear significant revenue hits. However, some see possible environmental benefits from nixing disposables.

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The recent ban on disposable vapes in the UK will significantly impact the e-cigarette trade between China and UK. Leading brands like ELFBAR, SKE, and Lost Mary will take the initial brunt. How will the market “giants” be affected and respond?

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The United Kingdom recently publicized intentions to prohibit the sale of disposable vapes, joining dozens of nations that have implemented bans or constraints on e-cigarettes to protect youth.

E-cigarettes entered the US market in 2007 and have since evolved into a substantive public health issue, especially regarding adolescents. Monthly sales of these devices surged from 15.5 million units in 2020 to 22.7 million in 2022, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Moreover, e-cigarettes now represent the most widely consumed tobacco product amongst American youth. Read more