1. China’s Vape exports will reach US$11.084 billion in 2023
According to the latest data released by the General Administration of Customs of China, China’s total Vape exports in 2023 were US$11.084 billion (approximately 79.5 billion yuan), an increase of 12.50% compared to 2022. Among them, China’s Vape exports to the United States were US$3.101 billion, accounting for 27.98%. The United States is still China’s largest Vape export market, followed by the United Kingdom and Germany.
2. FDA will participate in the 2024 US TPE Tobacco Exhibition
The U.S. TPE Tobacco Exhibition will be held on January 31. It is worth noting that the TPE official website shows that the FDA Tobacco Products Center will also participate in the exhibition. The booth number is 10176. The purpose of FDA’s participation in the exhibition is not yet clear.
3. FDA issues marketing denial order against Vape company Bidi Vapor
On January 22, the US FDA issued a Marketing Denial Order (MDO) to Vape manufacturer Bidi Vapor for its Bidi Stick – ClassicVape, a closed tobacco-flavored disposable Vape.
The FDA requires Bidi Vapor not to market or distribute this product in the United States or face FDA enforcement action. In addition to ensuring that manufacturers comply with the order, the FDA also intends to ensure that distributors and retailers comply with the order. Bidi Vapor may submit a new application to the FDA for review.
4. British study shows vaping does not increase pregnancy risk
A new analysis of trial data among pregnant smokers by researchers at Queen Mary University of London found that regular use of nicotine replacement products during pregnancy was not associated with adverse pregnancy events or adverse pregnancy outcomes. The study, published in the journal Addiction, used data from more than 1,100 pregnant smokers from 23 hospitals in England and a smoking cessation service in Scotland.
5. US Senate Majority Leader Schumer wants to crack down on Zyn nicotine pouches
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has called for a crackdown on Zyn nicotine pouches, arguing the product will be the next trend in teen addiction. He has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to take action over the company’s marketing practices and the health effects of its products. The parent company of Zyn nicotine bags responded that it is in full compliance with industry regulations.
6. Juul Labs supports stricter Vape regulations
Juul Labs recently stated in an open letter that Florida is the main destination for illegal Vape product sales in the United States, and supports Florida legislators in enacting stricter Vape regulations to help curb demand among young people, while also making the entire U.S. legal Vape industry More secure and regulated.