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Daily News on Vape Industry January 11th, 2024

  1. 2FIRST went to Malaysia to conduct an on-site investigation of the vape market, and purchased 8 sets of samples for testing by a third party. Testing data showed that some of the products submitted for inspection had quality problems. The content of diacetyl in one group of products exceeded the national standard limit by nearly 2 times. In addition, heavy metal arsenic was detected in five groups of products, but their content was far below the national standard limit.


  1. Lost Mary has applied to the British court to cancel the “Lady Mary” trademark of the UAE company, claiming that the company has not actually used the trademark during the five-year use period in the UK.


  1. In November 2023, China’s exports of vapesto the United Arab Emirates were approximately US$16.55 million, a month-on-month increase of 24.13% and a year-on-year increase of 4.59%.


  1. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) plans to enter the Korean vapemarket in the first half of this year and launch heat-not-burn sticks. So far, JTI has registered more than 100 e-cigarette-related design patents in South Korea.


  1. In the past eight months, a total of 19,000 illegal vapes(large puff products with a liquid content of more than 2ml) have been seized in Liverpool, UK, with a total value of nearly 250,000 pounds.


  1. The President of Philip Morris International Spain hopes to meet with the country’s new Minister of Health with the aim of improving tobacco prevention measures and reducing the impact of second-hand smoke and tobacco, especially on minors.