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Daily News on Vape Industry October 9th, 2023

  1. On September 15, Alibaba International Station issued an announcement to modify the control rules for e-cigarette products. Some e-cigarette parts will be restored to shelves around October 12. Since May 1 last year, Alibaba has banned the sale of e-cigarettes and their accessories, atomizers, nicotine for e-cigarettes and other related products. In just one and a half years, the relevant rules were revised.


  1. In August, the total value of e-cigarettes exported from China to Malaysia was US$37.31 million, a month-on-month increase of 27.02%, a year-on-year decrease of 4.74%; the export volume was 894,741 kg, a month-on-month increase of 25.86%, a year-on-year increase of 28.21%; the export unit price was 41.69 US dollars/kg, a month-on-month increase. An increase of 0.92%, a year-on-year decrease of 25.69%.


  1. The Bulgarian government proposes to ban the sale of flavoredvapes. In addition, any e-cigarette or smoking device that does not comply with legal requirements will be immediately withdrawn from the market.


  1. The police in Taiwan, China, destroyed a factory that illegally produced e-cigarettes. The illegal products seized had a market value of RMB 2.24 million. The police also arrested five workers at the scene.


  1. The experience of the American vapegiant JUUL will be put on the streaming media platform Netflix in the form of a documentary. This documentary called “The Big Vape” is scheduled to be officially launched on October 11.


  1. Ohio, USA, has revised its tobacco control laws. From now on, no one will be allowed to use vapesin indoor public places, including businesses, restaurants and bars.


  1. Because the German Social Democratic Party was worried that tobacco control legislation would excessively restrict civil liberties, the previous measure proposed by the German Health Minister to “ban smoking in cars with children and pregnant women” was abandoned by the government.


  1. According to the Russian Legal Information Release website, Russian citizens will be able to prove their age when buying tobacco and alcohol through a digital passport displayed on a mobile phone application.


  1. The Minister of Health of British Columbia, Canada, said that he is paying attention to international e-cigarette regulatory trends. Currently, British Columbia has taken measures to limit sales of flavorsvapesand nicotine strength, but experts call for a more comprehensive tobacco tax system to restrict the sale of e-cigarettes.