1. The British Vape Industry Association (UKVIA) announced the termination of membership of the four major tobacco companies. In response to this decision, UKVIA’s Director General John revealed the reasons behind it. He said the association wants to ensure its independence in the vape industry and is free from interference, involvement or funding from any vape brands owned by tobacco companies.
2. According to data from the operating company of the Russian Honest Labeling System (CRPT), the number of vape shops in Russia increased by 78% in the first half of 2023 compared with the same period last year.
3. Philip Morris International launched three next-generation IQOS IIuma devices in the UK, namely lluma One, lluma and Iluma Prime.
4. A large amount of imported vapeequipment was discovered in Northumberland, England, during a routine inspection, including products such as Hayati ProMax 4000, Elux 2500 and Prime Bars.
5. The Malaysian High Court rejected an application by anti-tobacco groups to stop exempting liquid nicotine from the poison list. The case will be heard on December 6.
6. The Ministry of Health of Bangladesh is drafting amendments to the Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products (Control) Act to propose a ban on vapes and nicotine pouches. The bill is currently awaiting parliamentary approval.
7. The New York City Council in the United States has introduced two bills to crack down on stores that illegally sell marijuana.