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Daily News on Vape Industry May 31st, 2024

  1. The US FDA said that new nicotine substitutes such as 6-methyl nicotine may be more addictive than nicotine. At present, there is limited research on 6-methyl nicotine, and it is impossible to draw a clear conclusion on its health effects or addiction. It is reported that several Chinese companies have related patents.


  1. In April 2024, China’s vapeexports to Canada were about 16.58 million US dollars, a decrease of 4.98% month-on-month and 42.84% year-on-year; the export volume was about 371 tons, an increase of 2.44% month-on-month and a decrease of 22.12% year-on-year.


  1. The Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) held an online forum InFocus 2024 Nicotine. The forum revolved around the two core themes of “Myths about Nicotine and Its Harm” and “Nicotine Industry from an Agricultural Perspective”.


  1. Canadian Health Minister Mark Holland said that the Ministry of Health’s power should be expanded to restrict abnormal use of health products, including Zonnic, a nicotine bag under Imperial Tobacco. Consumer organizations are worried that this move will lead to abuse of power.


  1. The 37th World No Tobacco Day is coming. The theme set by the World Health Organization (WHO) for this year’s No Tobacco Day is “Protecting Children from Interference by the Tobacco Industry”.


  1. Australia was praised by the WHO on the eve of World No Tobacco Day, saying that Australia led the global fight against vapes, and more than 20 countries have followed Australia’s tobacco packaging regulations.


  1. British American Tobacco warned the Pakistani government that it would consider withdrawing its investment if cigarette taxes were further increased. The tax policy led to a 38% drop in tobacco sales and an expansion of the illegal tobacco market to 58%.