1. According to the Russian “Izvestia”, from March 1, 2024, Russia will ban the sale of flavored vapes. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has prepared a list of banned additives.
2. According to Chinese customs data, from January to June 2023, China’s vapesexports to the United States amounted to US$1.489 billion, accounting for 27.15% of total vape exports, and accounting for 48.20% of last year’s total exports, a year-on-year decrease of 2.2%.
3. New Zealand Minister of Health Ayesha Verrallannounced that the new regulations aimed at restricting the use of vapesby young people have been confirmed and will come into force on September 21, 2023.
4. Israel plans to strengthen the control of tobacco and vapesto reduce the harm of smoking. The proposed policies include taxation of vapes, prohibition of adding flavors, and raising the sales age to 21.
5. Chris Hipkins, the current Prime Minister of New Zealand and the leader of the Labor Party, promised that if he is re-elected, he will limit the number ofvapeshops nationwide to 600 and impose stricter penalties for providing vapes to teenagers .
6. The Vietnam Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) stated that most vapessold in Vietnam are smuggled products and there is no strict legal framework to control such products. Unregulated vapes will have a significant impact on the health of consumers and will also result in reduced tax revenue.
7. A report by the Education Foundation, a public interest research organization in the United States, shows that nearly five disposable vapesare discarded every second in the United States. These disposable vapescannot be refilled, lack recyclability, and have negative environmental effects Influence.