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

The UK government is preparing to ban the sale of disposable vapes in an effort to discourage vaping among children and teenagers. This expected move comes ahead of legislation in February to crack down on vape marketing and flavors. Read more

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

Where you reside may impact exposure to vaping. A new analysis from Forbes Advisor compared e-cigarette usage metrics across all 50 states, revealing significant variances – with Southern regions showing the most vapers while coastal areas demonstrate far less prevalence. Read more

Seeking to curb youth vaping addiction, UK policymakers proposed banning convenient disposable e-cigarettes. But new research indicates this may perversely discourage cigarette quitting among adult smokers. Achieving public health goals demands balancing tradeoffs through evidence-based pragmatism, not ideological extremes. Read more

A controversial new UK study made headlines this week, claiming vaping during pregnancy helps women quit smoking without posing additional risks. However, conflicting evidence leaves expectant mothers navigating mixed messages from experts regarding potential harm from e-cigarettes. Read more