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Global Developments in the E-Cigarette Industry June 19th

Introduction: The e-cigarette industry is rapidly evolving, influenced by various regulatory changes and market dynamics across the globe. This blog provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in different countries, highlighting how VODO BAR is adapting to these changes to better serve our distributors and customers worldwide.

Regulatory Updates by Country

1. Netherlands: According to Vaping360, the Dutch Ministry of Health’s National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) proposed standardizing the functions and appearance of e-cigarettes. They believe that reducing the attractiveness and ease of use of e-cigarettes will help curb teenage usage. The standardization aligns with WHO recommendations to ban features that promote attractiveness, like colors, and limit power to control nicotine and harmful substance delivery.

2. United Arab Emirates: On May 30, Alwast.News reported that the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) issued a stern warning against promoting e-cigarettes as a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. The UAE has strict regulations on e-cigarette use, banning them in offices and enclosed spaces. Despite clear guidelines, there are still misunderstandings about public usage regulations.

3. Costa Rica: As per Benzinga, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health has issued a decree banning the import, sale, and commercialization of e-cigarettes and related products, particularly those containing synthetic nicotine or cannabinoids. This preventive measure took immediate effect, prompting industry discussions on the future regulatory framework.

4. Brazil: Paraibaonline reported that local authorities in Campina Grande, Brazil, have seized over 40 different items, including e-cigarettes, from merchants who now face fines. The operation enforces ANVISA’s regulations banning the sale, import, storage, and advertisement of e-cigarettes, aiming to reduce their usage during the June festivities.

5. Ireland: The Irish Independent reported that Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has approved a ban on existing tobacco vending machines, citing their potential to violate tobacco control regulations. The ban, effective September next year, gives operators a one-year transition period to find alternative income sources.

6. Russia: TASS reported on May 31 that a bill banning the retail sale of e-cigarettes, both with and without nicotine, has been submitted to the State Duma. The bill aims to address the tenfold increase in e-cigarette use among teenagers since 2011, proposing stricter regulations to ensure compliance and prevent underage access.

7. United Kingdom: Planetofthevapes reported that UK Public Health Minister Andrea Leadsom has announced she will not seek re-election. During her tenure, Leadsom was a key proponent of the Tobacco and E-Cigarette Act, which includes plans to ban disposable e-cigarettes by April 2025 to achieve a “smoke-free generation.”

8. United States: According to Natlawreview, Maryland has revised its Indoor Clean Air Act to ban e-cigarette use in indoor workplaces, effective July 1. The law mandates employers to post “No Smoking/No Vaping” signs at public-facing entrances to their premises.

9. Philippines: ABS-CBN reported that the Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will enforce new e-cigarette regulations starting in June. All e-cigarette products must be registered with the DTI, and companies have a six-month transition period to comply with the new standards.

10. Uzbekistan: NUZ.UZ reported that Uzbekistan’s Cabinet of Ministers approved technical regulations for e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, effective January 1, 2025. The regulations limit the volume of nicotine liquids and mandate health warnings on packaging.

VODO BAR Expands Global Reach

VODO BAR now has established storage and sales channels in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Vietnam, Australia, and France. By understanding and adhering to each country’s regulatory policies, VODO BAR ensures quick and convenient services for distributors and customers. Our strategic presence in these markets allows us to provide tailored support and maintain compliance with local regulations.

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Corporate Updates

Curaleaf: North American cannabis company Curaleaf has launched the Select Fruit Stiq, a new fruit-flavored cannabis vape product. This rechargeable device is part of their award-winning Select line and is designed for on-the-go use.

British American Tobacco: Tribune reported that British American Tobacco (BAT) has warned the Pakistani government that further cigarette tax increases might lead to BAT divesting from the country. The fiscal policies have reduced legal cigarette sales by 38%, increasing the illegal market to 58%.

Philip Morris International: Topky.SK reported that Philip Morris will launch a limited-edition IQOS ILUMA in Neon Purple in Slovakia on June 10. This award-winning design draws inspiration from summer colors and has won the Red Dot Design Award.

KT&G: ENewsToday reported on the new “ESSE Himalaya Winter” from KT&G, featuring Himalayan tobacco leaves and Cold Locking Technology to enhance post-smoking mouthfeel. The packaging showcases the Himalayas, emphasizing the product’s unique aroma.

The global e-cigarette market is rapidly evolving, driven by regulatory changes and shifting consumer preferences. VODO BAR remains at the forefront, adapting to these changes and expanding its global reach. With our commitment to quality and innovation, we continue to provide exceptional products and services to our customers worldwide.

For more information about VODO BAR‘s innovative vaping solutions and product offerings, visit VODO BAR’s official website or contact us at zenghualong@magicmateltd.com. Join the vaping revolution with VODO BAR!


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