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Daily News on Vape Industry October 24th, 2023

  1.  In September, China exported approximately US$256 million of e-cigarettes to the United States, a month-on-month increase of 1.42%, and a year-on-year decrease of 4.18%. The export volume was approximately 6,037 tons, a month-on-month increase of 3.63%, and a year-on-year increase of 20.13%. The export unit price was US$42.39/kg. A month-on-month decrease of 2.14% and a year-on-year decrease of 20.24%.


  1. Philip Morris International announced that it has submitted a marketing application (PMTA) to the FDA for its latest heated tobacco product IQOS Iuma.


  1. VUSE has launched 4 e-cigarettes with “unique” flavors in South Korea. Hu Xin, an e-liquid expert, said that this naming method is an “advanced way” to define the taste and is also a means to strengthen the brand identity.


  1. Logic, an e-cigarette brand owned by Japan Tobacco International, hopes that the court will prevent the FDA from imposing a market ban (MDO) on its menthol-flavored e-cigarette products, but the request has been rejected by the court.


  1. KT&G and iMTEK, an e-cigarette design and manufacturer, launched a lawsuit over six key e-cigarette technologies. This patent dispute has lasted for three years.


  1. The EU’s “flavored heated tobacco ban” officially came into effect on October 23, which means that in EU countries with relevant legislation, only tobacco-flavored heated tobacco products can be legally sold.


  1. Due to the failure of relevant proposals in the Portuguese Congress, the effective date of the country’s “flavored heated tobacco product ban” will be postponed to 2024.