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Daily News on Vape Industry May 20th, 2024

  1. The Russian government plans to ban the addition of flavors to vapes. Teenage use has increased tenfold. Lawmakers have warned that nicotine-free vapeoils are also harmful. The Ministry of Health has prepared a list of “substances designed to increase the appeal of vapes”. If adopted, only liquids containing nicotine would continue to be sold.


  1. In March 2024, China’s vapeexports to Italy were approximately US$8.2 million, a month-on-month increase of 37.35%, and a year-on-year decrease of 24.09%; the export volume was approximately 144 tons, a month-on-month increase of 27.69%, and a year-on-year increase of 5.82%.


  1. The well-known vapebrand ASDF KOREA will launch the large-capacity replaceable pod vape”Unplug” on the 21st. It is equipped with a 700mAh battery and Type-C charging. It is available in seven flavors and will be sold through multiple channels in Korea.


  1. The vapebrand SP2S is preparing to open a store at Kuala Lumpur Airport in Malaysia. The store is currently in the renovation stage, and many large advertising posters are hung outside the store.


  1. The number of young people smoking in Norway is declining, and two well-known convenience store chains, Narvesen and 7 Eleven, have decided to gradually stop selling cigarettes to deal with regulatory and environmental challenges.


  1. The American Journal of Preventive Medicine published a study on the effectiveness of the drug varenicline in helping adults quit vapes. The vapewithdrawal trial performed well and is expected to become a good choice for vape usersto quit smoking.


  1. The Malaysian Ministry of Health is expected to fully implement the Public Health Smoking Products Control Act (Act 852) in June this year as a measure to address the increased use of vapesamong young people.