ELFBAR will launch an external fume tank in the UK with a product count of 5,000

ELFBAR is launching a brand of vapes in the UK with 5,000 units. ELFBAR AF5000 “, the AF5000 is equipped with a 2ml built-in fume storage and is equipped with a 10ml capacity separate refill tank.

On February 20, ELFBAR’s official website found that ELFBAR will launch a vape brand containing 5,000 mouthpieces. ELFBAR AF5000 “.

According to data on the official website, the AF5000 is equipped with a 2 ml built-in fume storage and is equipped with an additional 10 ml capacity for a separate refill tank with up to 5,000 mouthpieces. In addition, the product will be available in 29 different flavor options.

 

Previously, the two supremes learned that due to UK policy requirements, the internal liquid capacity of e-cigarettes cannot exceed 2ml, while the liquid capacity cannot exceed 10ml. In response to this policy, many manufacturers began to develop a new response strategy, that is, to configure an additional 10ml of canned liquid in commercial equipment containing 2ml of liquid, which is known in the industry as “replacing e-cigarettes.”

UK vape retailer VPZ plans to open 23 new stores by 2024

The VPZ vape retailer plans to expand its reach to help 700,000 smokers quit.

 

According to Insider, VPZ, a British vape retailer based in Edinburgh, plans to open 23 new stores by mid-2024. The expansion will increase the retailer’s number of stores to nearly 200.

 

Across England, Wales, and Scotland, the new stores will offer high-quality smoking cessation advice, as well as sustainable products and recycling services.

 

The expansion will include 19 new mainline stores on pedestrianized streets and shopping centers, with plans for four new franchisees including Cardiff, Bristol, Plymouth, Stirling, and Exeter through new and existing partners.

 

Since its inception in 2012, VPZ has been helping around 700,000 smokers in the UK to quit. Doug Mutter, Director of VPZ, said:

 

“Our plan to open 23 new stores by the middle of this year reflects our desire to help more smokers start quitting and properly address the environmental impact of single-use e-cigarettes.”

Mr. Muth supports the move to ban single-use vapes. However, he warned that the UK government needed to learn lessons from similar operations in Australia, which had led to the growth of an illegal black market.

 

VPZ, which was founded in 2012 and has grown to more than 160 stores, claims to be the UK’s largest e-cigarette retailer.

Behind Poland’s plan to ban the sale of disposable vapes: sales have exceeded 100 million in 2023

The WHO noted that vapes may release carcinogens, as Poland considers banning the sale of single-use vapes, the health ministry attaches great importance to youth smoking.

 

Polish Health Minister Izabela Leszczyna said in a television interview with Rynekzdrowia that Prime Minister Donald Tusk plans to launch a proposal to ban the sale of single-use vaping, which has been obtained. (Donald Tusk).

 

Leschyuina says there are two solutions: a ban by the national health attorney general; Another approach, which is more in line with EU law and does not attract corporate litigation or international arbitration, is to notify the EU through legislation.

 

A recent study showed that among 15 – to 18-year-olds, the use and smoking of e-cigarettes increased from 16% to 64%. Leschyuina stressed that the World Health Organization may release hazardous chemicals (WHO) after e-cigarettes heat up, and preliminary information shows that these compounds are extremely dangerous. She took immediate action to ban the sale of such e-cigarettes in Poland.

 

The Polish municipal Public Health and Medical Department and administrative authorities are promoting the bill, especially regarding the amendment to prevent single-use e-cigarettes.

 

Many in the medical profession and patients support the Polish government’s efforts to prepare young people. gorzata Niemczyk, chairman of the research committee for the device, pointed out that the e-cigarette contains not only smoke tar but also sucralose, a sweetener that is 300 to 800 times sweeter than sucrose.

 

Sales of disposable e-cigarettes have soared in Poland in recent years. Relevant data show that sales will reach 32 million in 2022, and sales will exceed 100 million in 2023.

 

According to the World Health Organization, one out of every five cigarettes sold worldwide is a single-use flavored vape. According to the Market Monitoring Center report, the market value of disposable e-cigarettes in Poland is about 2 billion Polish PLN.

 

Dariusz Poznainski, Director of Public Health at Dariusz Poznainski, noted that among EU countries, Poland is widely known as the “best country” among children and adolescents. Data show that before the age of 18, one in four people use vapes. However, measures to ban sales to those under the age of 18 have had little effect.

 

It is worth noting that the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, and New Zealand have made it clear that they will ban the sale of disposable e-cigarettes. At the same time, the Public Education Foundation called on the Deputy Minister of Health, Wojciech Konieczny, to implement the relevant EU regulations banning the sale of heated tobacco products as soon as possible.

KDB recommended Professor Sohn Dong-hwan as an independent director of KT&G

Korea Industrial Bank recommended Sohn Dong-hwan to shareholders. (손동환) The professor is an independent director of KT&G. The bank is also KT&G’s largest shareholder.

 

According to the Maeil Business Daily, Korea Industrial Bank recommended Sohn to its shareholders. (손동환) The professor is an independent director of KT&G. The bank is also KT&G’s largest shareholder.

 

Sohn was a senior judge at the Seoul Central District Court before leaving the court in 2021 to become a professor of legal competition law at Kyunkwan University.

 

KT&G’s board of directors has eight members, including two internal directors who will leave and six who will be independent. Industrial Bank owns KT&G and its largest shareholder is 6.93%. In addition, the proportion of minority shareholders reached 60.36%. Recently, however, the police have been investigating whether KT&G’s outside directors are on business trips, so Professor Sohn is more likely to be appointed.

 

The Board of Directors of KT&G consists of eight members in addition to two internal directors (Baek Bok-in, President of KT&G, and Bang Kyung-man, Senior Vice President of KT&G), and six prominent external directors. Among them, former SK board members, MaterialsCEO Lim Kyu and lawyer Baek Jong-soo will expire next month.

As the largest shareholder of KT&G, Korea Industrial Bank owns KT&G. &G 6.93% stake (as of June last year). Second, the National Pension Service has a 6.31 percent stake. Minority shareholders hold 60.36% of the shares.

Four Greater Manchester counties have made it into the top 10 of the UK’s “vaping capitals”

Four counties in Greater Manchester have become the “vaping capital” of the UK, as the phenomenon of underage vaping intensifies and the British government plans to ban single-use vapes.

 

Recently, according to the Manchester Evening News, four counties in Greater Manchester have been ranked in the top 10 of the UK’s “e-cigarette capitals”. Online vape store Google Smoke Free found that Bolton, Manchester, Salford and Stockport were the areas with the most certified e-cigarette retailers.

 

Vaping by minors is reported to be the worst in the North West of England. Earlier, the UK government announced plans to ban the sale of single-use vaping in England, Scotland and Wales in response to a rise in vaping among young people.

 

British President Rishi Sunak’s ban will be implemented in 2025, and the ban is expected to be implemented in 2025. Current laws severely limit the amount of tar and liquid that can be contained in single-use e-cigarettes,

 

According to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), vaping is most common among teenagers in the North West of England, with 7% of teenagers in the region regularly using e-cigarettes. The company also revealed the top 10 “vape Capitals” in the UK based on the number of vape retailers per capita in each region.

 

Go Smoke Free searches the Companies in the House website for registered companies that sell cigarette products in specialty stores in the UK and then compares the number of these companies with the population of each city or city.

 

Blackburn topped the list, with 27 registered e-cigarette retailers serving 119,700 residents. Bolton came in second, with 20.26 registered vape shops per 100,000 residents. Bolton has 41 registered vape shops serving 202,369 residents.

 

Manchester ranked third, with 110 vape shops, or 19.84 per 100,000 residents. Salford ranks fifth, with 14 registered vape shops, or 12.03 per 100,000 residents. Stockport ranked sixth, with 10.91 retailers per 100,000 residents.

 

A spokesperson for Go Smoke Free said: “In recent years, single-use e-cigarettes have gained popularity for their convenience, portability and low cost, attracting groups less likely to invest in sophisticated e-cigarette devices. The new single-use e-cigarette ban should help prevent children from using e-cigarettes and encourage adults to become more sustainable alternatives, such as e-cigarettes that can be added.”

 

“This research highlights which parts of the UK are most likely to be affected by a ban on the sale of single-use e-cigarettes. Greater Manchester is popular among smokers for its fair distribution of retailers, with Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester cities in the top three. As the ban impacts consumer behavior and existing retailers adjust their offerings to the new laws and regulations, the e-cigarette culture in these cities is likely to change significantly.

Lawmakers in the US state of Georgia have proposed a registration system for vapes

Lawmakers in Athans County, Georgia, want the state’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the establishment of an e-cigarette brand registration system to let retailers and consumers know which products are legitimate and which are illegal.

 

According to Wgauradio2 reported on the 20th, Huston Gaines, a lawmaker from Assen County, Georgia, wants the National Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the establishment of an vape brand registration system to let retailers and consumers know which products are reasonable and which are illegal.

 

Gaines showed some illegal smoke products at the meeting that the FDA does not allow, so Gaines believes Georgia should not allow it.

 

“Customers don’t know what’s reasonable, what’s illegal, what’s FDA-approved,” Gaines said. It is very important for consumers and retailers to know that the goods they are getting have been controlled and approved by the FDA.”

 

As a result, Gaines has drafted a bill that would create an official registry listing all FDA-approved or approved smoke products. It will be maintained and released by the state Department of Agriculture. Any item not listed on this list cannot be legally sold in Georgia.

 

“I think this bill is going to destroy their industry,” said Dillon Gilbert, an vape store owner. I own a vape shop in Savannah and Columbus, “and we’d like to have common-sense controls, but unfortunately, this bill would be a death blow to our industry.”

 

But Gaines said the bill would help prevent smoke products mixed with fentanyl or THC from hitting the shelves. “You have to make sure that the product you’re using has been tested and allowed and won’t put your life at risk.” Gaines said you can find a smokescreen of fentanyl or THC that has led to the deaths of young people.

 

According to the bill, if any shops are found to be selling these unapproved smoky goods, they could face severe fines and suspension of their business licenses.

There are 280 million smokeless tobacco users. WHO calls for greater tobacco control in Southeast Asia

The World Health Organization has called on Southeast Asian countries to tighten controls on cigarettes and vapes. Local cigarette consumption remains the highest, and youth e-cigarette use is on the rise.

 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) on February 20, the WHO called on Southeast Asian countries to strengthen the control of cigarettes and vapes. Despite a significant decline in cigarette consumption over the past few years, the region still has the highest cigarette consumption in the world, and vape use is slowly increasing.

 

Ms Saima Wazed, director of the Southeast Asia Office, said cigarette use in Southeast Asia remained the highest in the world, putting them at risk of life-threatening diseases such as cancer, respiratory and heart disease. Since vapes have not been shown to be effective for smoking cessation, there is an urgent need to take measures to control their use. We should try our best to control the use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes in order to protect our health and save our lives.

 

The World Health Organization observed that the number of cigarette users in Southeast Asia declined from 68.9 percent in 2000 to 43.7 percent in 2022, but about 411 million people in the region still use cigarettes. In addition, there are about 280 million smokeless cigarette users in the region, accounting for nearly 77% of the world’s smokeless cigarette users, and about 11 million young people aged 13-15, accounting for nearly 30% of the global total.

 

In many countries, especially among young people, the use of vaping is increasing, and the combination of e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes is becoming more common. Thailand tracked the use of e-cigarettes and found that e-cigarette use among school children aged 13 to 15 rose sharply from 3.3% in 2015 to 17.6% in 2022.

 

Who has pledged to support policies that counter the influence of the cigarette and e-cigarette industries to ensure the health of 2 billion people in the region. North Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste have banned the use of vapes, while the Maldives considers e-cigarettes to be cigarette commodities.

 

Over the years, countries in the region have made major breakthroughs in the fight against cigarettes. In 2000, the utilization rate of men’s cigarettes declined from 68.9% to 43.7% in 2022, while the utilization rate of women’s cigarettes also declined from 33.5% in 2000 to 9.4% in 2022, which is the largest decline of all WHO regions.

 

The region and the WHO Africa region are on track to meet the target of a 30% reduction in cigarette use by 2025 for non-communicable diseases (NCDS). India and Nepal are expected to meet the NCD targets and reduce cigarette use by at least 30% by 2025, while the other eight countries are also expected to reduce cigarette use, although the decline is likely to be less than 30%.

 

By 2024, Bangladesh has declared that it will achieve a “smoke-free Bangladesh,” while India has launched an “End to Cigarettes” program.

The Bangladesh Economic Association has proposed a 70% tax on all tobacco products

In its next budget, the Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) has proposed a levy on all types of tobacco and cigarettes. 70% tax. The association estimated that doing so would reduce dating. The smoking rate is 66%, which also brings smoking rate to the finance. 17 billion taka in revenue.

 

According to Businesspostbd, the Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) has proposed a levy on all types of tobacco and cigarettes in its next budget. 70% tax. The association estimated that doing so would reduce dating. The smoking rate is 66%, which also brings smoking rate to the finance. 17 billion taka in revenue.

 

The proposal was presented to the IRD during the pre-budget discussions held at the IRD building on Sunday. (NBR).

 

BEA Aynul, Secretary General, Professor Md Aynul Islam, introduced the budget proposal. Hannana Begum, vice president of the association, attended the meeting.

 

According to the BEA’s proposal, a flat surtax of 70% on all types of tobacco would increase cigarette prices by 130% on average. Smoking rates will go down. 66%. About 7 million smokers will quit, and about 7.1 million young people will become unaccustomed to smoking. The proposal also states that the government’s additional taxes will receive at least 17 billion Taka.

 

The BEA argues that this tax increase; Incomes will rise, which will help the economy recover from the ongoing economic crisis.

 

BEA is the exclusive professional organization of economists in Bangladesh. Its purpose is to protect the collective interest, to interact among economists, to learn the art of teaching and research. There are nearly 5,000 BEA members, covering the country and overseas. Awarded by professionals and professors of universities, schools and banks in 1950 and founded in 2008, it brings together teachers, professionals and others engaged in and interested in the humanities. It is headquartered in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

The Australian public is concerned about the illegal sale of vapes and has called on the government to strengthen regulation

Research shows Australians are concerned about the illegal sale of e-cigarettes, calling for a ban and supporting control policies. The researchers say sales can only be truly brought under control if vape shops are shut down. Public health experts have also expressed concern about the widespread sale of nicotine addiction.

Recently, according to the Guardian, a new study shows that Australians are concerned about the large-scale illegal sale of vaping, and many support a ban.

For the study, published in the February 2023 issue of the BMJ International Medical journal Open, researchers consulted 139 Australians aged 14 to 39 in Sydney and Melbourne about e-cigarette regulation, and the researchers interviewed 16 focus groups.

The study showed that less than half of the participants knew how to obtain the cigarette tar e-cigarette brand by prescription. When asked how to reduce e-cigarette use, everyone offered suggestions for uniform packaging, health warnings, banning flavor and increasing smoke-free areas.

Most participants, especially those who had never felt an e-cigarette, also recommended reducing the supply, as did banning all e-cigarettes.

University of Melbourne Associate Professor Michele Jungeneri is one of the lead authors of the exploration. These focus group interviews were held in March 2023, before the Australian Federal government announced the implementation of comprehensive vapes reforms.

However, many of the panel’s recommendations were consistent with reforms announced later by the Government.

From January 1, 2024, the import of all single-use e-cigarettes will be banned, with a few exceptions, and other import reforms will be implemented in March. However, Ronggeneri said everyone will be aware that the sale of vapes is being brought under control until the vape shops do close.

At the same time, she claimed that the findings implied that the e-cigarette industry’s support for an advertising campaign calling on the government to abandon the reform was purely ‘propaganda’ and did not reflect the real experience of the public. She acknowledges that educating on prescribing vaping models will be important.

Associate Professor Terry Sliven is the chief executive of the Public Health Association of Australia. He said what he heard from the community also matched Ronggeneri’s findings.

“People say it’s crazy that vapes are openly sold on street corners, and this general approach to nicotine addiction is particularly concerning, especially as we know nothing about the long-term effects of inhaling such products and their associated chemicals.”

California District Court dismisses NJOY’s lawsuit against multiple vape brands

U.S. tobacco company Altria’s NJOY dismissed a lawsuit filed by dozens of disposable vape manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in federal district court in California. However, the court did not dismiss the Elf. IMiracleBar manufacturer’s lawsuit.

 

According to vaping360 on Jan 23, NJOY, a unit of American tobacco company Altria, dismissed a lawsuit filed by dozens of disposable vape manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in a federal district court in California, but the court did not dismiss the lawsuit against IMiracle, the manufacturer of ELFBAR.

 

The lawsuit, filed in October, accuses the businesses of selling illegal goods in California and the United States and seeks a nationwide ban on the import and sale of the products, as well as compensatory and punitive damages from NJOY.

 

The companies accused include Breezee, ELFBAR, Esco Bar, Flum, Juice Box, Lava Plus, Loon, Lost Mary, Mr. Fog, and Puff in the US single-use vape market. Manufacturers and distributors of brands such as Bar together account for most of the share.

 

Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr., U.S. Court for the Central District of California, signed the dismissal order on Jan. 18. The court ruled that the defendants were not involved in “the same transaction, event or series of transactions or events” and were therefore wrongly included in the lawsuit. For this reason, Judge Hart removed all parties except the first defendant, IMiracle, from the lawsuit.

 

NJOY, once a pioneer in the standalone e-cigarette industry, is now the e-cigarette division of Altria, the maker of Marlboro tobacco in the United States. Last year, the tobacco company bought NJOY for $2.75 billion, after it dropped its bid for Juul. 35% of Labs. Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sells two electronic cigarette devices (FDA) two of the six authorized devices.

 

The judge made these judgments “without prejudice to the rights of the plaintiffs,” which means that NJOY can again file lawsuits against the defendants who were removed, either individually or by a related panel. The court also denied NJOY’s claims of unfair competition and the need to issue a preliminary injunction against the defendant’s marketing and distribution.

 

Against Hong Kong-based ELFBAR manufacturer IMiracle, the court refused to email NJOY to legal provisions, noting that an established international procedure (The Hague Convention) would send legal notices to foreign defendants. As a next step, NJOY’s lawsuit against IMiracle remains valid and IMiracle will not be able to proceed with the lawsuit until officially notified by the court.