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Daily News on Vape Industry March 6th, 2024

  1. In December 2023, China exported Moroccan vapes to approximately US$1.9 million, a month-on-month increase of 42.29%, and a year-on-year increase of 63.03%; the export volume was approximately 42 tons, a month-on-month increase of 58.06%, and a year-on-year increase of 127.75%.


  1. On February 29, the products of FLAVA, the Philippines’ largest vapechannel, were seized again, with a value of more than 500 million yuan. Sources revealed that cooperative brands such as OXVA and ROMIO may be hit hard, the Philippine dealer pattern may be reshuffled, and SHIFT may become the next “new king.”


  1. American law firm Schlesinger filed a class action lawsuit against PMI on behalf of users, claiming that its nicotine bag product “Zyn” will cause harm to teenagers. Among them, Swedish Match is also involved.


  1. The former FDA chief spoke out about the recent “Zyn controversy in the United States”: Zyn nicotine bags have helped more Americans quit smoking, and called on social media to strengthen supervision, and regulations should prioritize the approval of low-risk tobacco products.


  1. Kyrgyzstan implements new anti-smoking law: This law prohibits smoking in public places, including the use of hookahs, heated tobacco devices, vapesand other tobacco products, and triples the fines.


  1. Belarus has banned the sale of 47 models of vapes. These substandard products pose potential health threats to the public and have not yet met the requirements of legislation.


  1. By a vote of 121 to 64 (with 5 abstentions), the Swiss Parliament rejected the “Tobacco Advertising for Children and Young People” proposal, which aimed to completely ban the advertising of tobacco products and vapes.


  1. In the United States, the Georgia House of Representatives resolved to establish an vape research committee to focus on consumer safety issues of vapes. This resolution was supported by many Republican congressmen.