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Daily News on Vape Industry December 22nd, 2023

  1. In 2023, disposable vapesequipped with display screens are rapidly emerging on the market, and some distributorseven claim that disposable vapes without a display screen are hard to sell.


  1. In November, China’s vapeexports to the United States were approximately US$267 million, a month-on-month increase of 4.34%, and a year-on-year increase of 7.66%; the export volume was approximately 607 tons, a month-on-month increase of 2.20%, and a year-on-year increase of 23.30%.


  1. The WHO calls for a global ban on the sale of vapes, pointing out that they pose a threat to health. According to a report by the World Health Organization, as of July 2023, 34 countries, including Mexico, Brazil and Norway, have completely banned the sale ofvapes. In addition, 87 countries, mainly in the West, have implemented various restrictions on vapesales, including bans on the sale of specific flavors and restrictions on online sales. In 2020, 79 countries have implemented relevant bans.


  1. The Minister of Economy of Kazakhstan stated that the vapesban will have a small impact on economic income, but detailed analysis is needed. He also warned that the ban could lead to the risk of smuggling activities.


  1. New York State in the United States will implement stricter vapingproduct marketing regulations next year, including prohibiting brand names and logos from appearing on other products and canceling sponsorship of various events.


  1. The Colombian State Administration for Industry and Commerce imposed a fine of more than 1 billion Colombian pesos (approximately RMB 1.8 million) on an vapecompany, mainly for failing to indicate product hazard information and ignoring consumer rights.


  1. A store in Coventry, England, was ordered to close for three months for continuously selling illegal vapes, becoming the first store in the city to be sanctioned for illegalvapesales.


  1. Philip Morris International Japan announced the launch of the new IQOS ILUMA stick, which is scheduled to be launched nationwide on January 11 next year.