1. The Tobacco Show (Inter Tabac) in Dortmund, Germany will open at 9:00 local time on September 14. There are more than 700 companies participating in this exhibition, covering traditional tobacco, new tobacco, supply chain and other fields. Among them, there are more than 130 companies related to vapes.
2. After investigation, we learned that the local “black market” for vapes in Germany is relatively common, and the sales channels are highly hidden. They are mainly operated by Indians and Pakistanis in street kiosks, and counterfeit and shoddy products are rampant.
3. The British Advertising Standards Authority has banned four vapes advertisements appearing on Tik Tok. The agency stipulates that all advertisements for vapes containing nicotine that have not obtained a drug license must not be posted on social media.
4. Philip Morris International Poland announced an investment plan of more than 1 billion zlotys (approximately US$231 million), which will help it produce the latest IQOS ILUMA heated tobacco sticks at its Polish factory.
5. Trade data updated by the General Administration of Customs of China show that China’s vape exports to South Korea in July were 2,380,422 kilograms, or 2,380 tons, a month-on-month increase of 25.60% and a year-on-year increase of 90.92%.
6. The local government in Wales, UK, called for a ban on disposable vapes as part of a “series of measures to tackle youth smoking.”