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Daily News on Vape Industry December 18th, 2023

  1. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has cooperated with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to seize approximately 1.4 million unauthorized vapes with an estimated value of more than $18 million.


  1. In October 2023, China exported approximately US$10.59 million in vapesto Belgium, a month-on-month increase of 28.13%, and a year-on-year increase of 112.25%; the export volume was approximately 161 tons, a month-on-month increase of 28.18%, and a year-on-year increase of 85.17%.


  1. At the Russian VAPE CLUB SHOW 2023 vapeexhibition, most exhibitors brought vapes with screen display. Some of themsaid that vapes without screens are in very low demand.


  1. Malaysia’s upper house passed the Public Health Control of Smoking Products Bill 2023, which prohibits the sale of tobacco products to minors and prohibits this group from purchasing and using such “smoking products.”


  1. Bulgaria will ban the sale of heated tobacco products in all flavors from January 1, 2024, except tobacco flavor only.


  1. California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a lawsuit against two online vaperetailers, accusing the two companies of failing to legally verify the age of consumers and violating relevant laws.


  1. Japan Tobacco International is considering entering the Korean heated tobacco market and is expected to challenge market leaders KT&G and PMI. It may launch a heated tobacco product Ploom X.


  1. The World Health Organization has expressed support for Kenya’s proposal to ban vapesand nicotine pouches, saying it has “alarming evidence” about the damaging health effects of these products.