Comments: Rouge Fruit Rouge – Berk Research

Mad Liquidator Burke Research has always been known for its delicious e-liquids. But the arrival of good weather inspired the master of flavoring to create RougeFruitRouge, a liquid with a fruity twist!

The manufacturer describes: “BeurkResearch has never hidden its ambition to become a leader in the field of taste diffraction via nipple transmission, then we poured our best efforts into developing our MiamMiamRougeRougeFruitRouge with a very surprising fruity flavor. Reds.

Redcurrant, Blueberry, Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Raspberry and Fruit of the Forest are inadvertently involved in this crazy experiment!”
If BerkResearch has a reputation for e-liquids with gourmet flavors, then the talented flavorists are up to the challenge of formulating recipes around fruit. It’s especially good for that! The sunny days are here, the hot summer days are here.
There’s nothing better than a fruity flavor in an atomizer. But it’s worth noting that the RougeFruitRouge is, as its name suggests, a cocktail of raspberries, cassis, currants, berries, not to mention blackberries.
All of this? Yes, yes, all of them.RougeFruitRouge is balanced, from the first inhale you can feel all the aromas, while at the same time giving this liquid great power and fine details. Raspberries show their succulent and sweet side, red currants are slightly tart, and blackberries and cassis show their personality and aromatic intensity.

So what recipe would resist the Burke study? Because for red fruits, it’s a very successful bet.

A great e-cigarette oil with fruity flavors and no freshness to vape in low power and heavy cloud production!

RougeFruitRouge comes in a 60ml bottle filled with 40ml of over-flavored e-liquid and refilled with one or two nicotine boosters if necessary.RougeFruitRouge consists of 50% PG and 50% VG.

Fivape: Facing the threat of regulatory mobilization

Legal regulations regarding e-cigarette products will fly in the coming years. This is now certain, as work plans, especially at the European institutions, have been clarified. If the issue is not yet clear, the role of the Federation is to inform you of the problem and when. The following is a summary of the main threats to vape.
TPD revision: the main challenge for this industry
The European Commission has launched its first consultation on the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive. It is likely that a wide range of topics will be discussed: warnings, vial sizes, nicotine, formulations, flavors and marketing, marketing procedures, devices, etc.

How to act? Respond to the public consultation by May 16.

Likely timeline: If the project is submitted before the end of the year, the directive could be applied on January 1, 2027.

Taxing electronic cigarette oils: another battle
The revision of this taxation directive has been delayed, but is still in progress. We all recommend that you read the latest issue of VapingPost magazine.

How to take action? Support Fivape to fund everyone’s lobbying activities in Europe.

Probably the timetable: the application will probably be made on January 1, 2026.

Banning aroma: a threat within a threat
The favorite subject of the anti-e cigarette, the aroma ban has already caused a lot of damage abroad. fivape is actively involved in the development of the soon to be released PNLT (National Anti-Tobacco Plan).

How to take action? Retweet the newsletters of #sovape, Aiduce, Lavapeducœur and the Fivape Association on the subject.

Likely timeline: The PNLT could propose a complete or partial ban on flavorings, but this is unlikely. The topic will be discussed in the context of TPD.

Insisting that unity is strength
Fivape is a coalition representing e-cigarette professionals (specialty stores and e-liquid manufacturers) with public authorities, health care providers and politicians. fivape is effectively mobilizing, and our past achievements have reinforced this mentality of complete independence from the tobacco industry.

More than ever, everyone needs to mobilize in the face of dangers that directly threaten the sector, its jobs, its economic structure and even its public health. 100% of your contribution to Fivape will be used to ensure the defense of your profession.

Everyone calls on all e-cigarette professionals to mobilize and join the Federation to defend their activities and the right of everyone to choose their own way to quit smoking.

Australia’s total ban on disposable head sellers: will not close business will go “underground” operation

Australia will completely ban disposable e-cigarette products, and many distributors say they will not shut down their e-cigarette business, but will move to “underground” sales and tell customers to stock up quickly.
According to foreign media NEWS report, along with the implementation of Australia’s e-cigarette regulatory policy, the country’s e-cigarettes and other related products to implement a total ban on the sale of only allow individuals to buy prescription e-cigarettes. Faced with this situation, e-cigarette dealers say they will not leave and will look for opportunities to move into “underground” sales to stay in business.
Some dealers are warning customers of possible price increases and making it clear that they are stocking up as soon as possible. NEWS has learned that a well-known Sydney e-cigarette distributor sent an email to customers. The email reads:
Dear Valued Customer, I wanted to update you on the current enforcement situation in our industry. It has recently come to our attention that a competitor has been arrested for selling e-cigarettes. As a result, we are currently in a period of uncertainty and I am making it clear that you stock up while you can still purchase. On top of that, our prices are set to increase due to supply and demand, so now is the best time to buy our e-cigarettes at the best prices.”

A reputable e-cigarette distributor issued an email to customers, making it clear that they are hurrying to stock up
Media NEWS has asked the state authorities about the arrests, but has not received a response.
On TikTok, a number of vendors posted videos stating they would not shut down their businesses because of the new regulatory measures.
Among them, one national distributor posted a video in late May that featured a great quote from Jaden Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) in the classic movie “The Wolf of Wall Street,” directed by Scorsese, with the caption, “Customers ask if we are stopping sales because of the new e-cigarette law “. The video shows DiCaprio shouting angrily over pictures of wholesale e-cigarettes, “I’m **** not leaving!” (“I’mnotf***ingleaving!”)
There are other videos that also reportedly treat these laws in a playful manner and make it clear that they have no intention of shutting down their business.
Policy Background:
Australian Health Minister Mark Butler said on May 1 that government agencies will implement a number of initiatives to restrict over-the-counter e-cigarette products. These initiatives include banning the importation of over-the-counter e-cigarette products, setting minimum quality standards, limiting e-cigarette flavors, outer package colors and other ingredients, and requiring packaging similar to that of pharmaceuticals. In addition, nicotine concentration and volume will be reduced, and disposable e-cigarette products will be explicitly banned.

Russia’s “Vape license” a day through the second and third readings from September 1 to start implementation

On June 1, the Law on Regulation of Production and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Raw Materials in Russia passed its second and third readings in the State Duma. The law will enter into force in phases, the first from September 1, 2023, and the second from March 1, 2024.
On June 1, the Law on Regulation of Production and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Raw Materials in Russia passed its second and third readings in the State Duma. The purpose of the law is to improve the legal framework for state regulation of the production and distribution of tobacco products, nicotine products and raw materials for their production in Russia, and to establish special regulatory control in this area with a licensing system for electronic cigarettes.

The law requires licenses for the production and distribution of tobacco and nicotine products and raw materials, as well as registration and storage of production equipment to avoid illegal use of the equipment.

The law also provides for the regulation of the production and distribution of products and raw materials, which includes the use of an “honest label” system for product traceability. In addition, the law establishes a special national regulatory body to combat illegal production and distribution, including the seizure and destruction of products and raw materials.

In order to avoid the production of illicit tobacco products, nicotine products and raw materials, the law introduces requirements for major technical equipment and requires mandatory state registration. In order to monitor the production and distribution of tobacco products, the law introduces the use of the state information system for monitoring the distribution of goods (ГИСМТ).

The law gives the “Russian Alcohol and Tobacco Regulatory Agency” the authority to control and regulate the production and distribution of tobacco products, nicotine products and raw materials. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the number of staff of the Alcohol and Tobacco Regulatory Agency, which, according to the Agency’s estimates, requires an additional 40.886 million rubles per year from the federal budget, which is mentioned in the financial and economic statement of the document.

The amendments were made in response to the second review, clarifying the basis for keeping the main technical equipment for tobacco production, and amending the permissible quantity limits for individuals to transport within Russia without product marking. The terms “electronic nicotine liquid delivery system,” “nicotine product,” and “electronic nicotine delivery system” were removed from the document.

The Russian government will determine the information to be included in the State Information System for Monitoring the Circulation of Goods, or the cases in which the sale of goods lacking the information required by the system is prohibited, and will determine the procedure for implementing the ban.

The law will enter into force in stages:

From September 1, 2023, the requirement to apply for a license will come into force, including the registration of the main technical equipment, which will allow economic entities to obtain the required operating licenses.
From March 1, 2024, the provisions on state regulation, seizure of products and equipment in illegal circulation, as well as the requirements for the production and circulation records of products and raw materials, will come into force.

FDA and NIH invest $18 million to regulate vape products

The FDA and NIH have provided $18 million in funding for the Center for Rapid Tobacco Surveillance (CRST), which will be used to monitor tobacco-based products such as e-cigarettes.
On June 1, EDT, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement indicating that and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provided $18 million in funding for the Center for Rapid Tobacco Surveillance (CRST). According to the grantee, Rutgers University, the $18 million grant is for a five-year period for scientific research.


CRST will improve the ability of FDA and the research community to understand, document and quantify changes in tobacco product markets and tobacco use patterns through rapid monitoring and reporting of information. This is the FDA’s direct response to the rapid popularity of e-cigarette products. Previous agreements were based primarily on FDA’s regulatory efforts for cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and medical products, and were not prepared to monitor new products like e-cigarettes.


It is anticipated that CRST’s findings will directly generate relevant findings and data to inform FDA’s regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health. In particular, CRST will support more timely data collection, analysis, and reporting, providing potentially actionable information that is superior to traditional data collection methods.
Brian King, director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), stated:
“Given the rapid evolution of the tobacco industry, we need flexible surveillance tools to keep pace and maximize public health protection. This new center is an important addition to our surveillance toolbox, facilitating the identification of emerging issues and providing information for timely action.”
The program is an interagency collaboration between the NIH and CTP to promote tobacco regulatory research. The effort is led by the Center for Rapid Tobacco Surveillance at Rutgers University and involves a large number of partners, including federal scientific staff from the CDC, NIH and CTP.
Cristine Delnevo, director of Rutgers University’s Center for Tobacco Research and principal investigator of the Rapid Surveillance Center, said:
“Rapid Tobacco Surveillance will not only help the FDA make appropriate enforcement and regulatory responses, but will also help assess the impact of pending policy changes, and our aim is to monitor market and consumer changes in as much real time as possible.”
It is understood that the National Institutes of Health (NIH), located in Bethesda, Maryland, and part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the premier biomedical research agency in the U.S. federal government. Its goal is to explore the fundamentals of the nature of life and behavior and to apply them fully to extend human life and to prevent, diagnose, and treat various diseases and disabilities.

Japan Tobacco UK (JTI) market research: contains illegal vape has been reported to regulators

Recently, Japan Tobacco UK (JTI) conducted a survey of 186 tobacco stores in the UK and found that more than half (96) of the stores were selling illegal cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
Recently, Japan Tobacco UK (JTI) conducted a testing study of 186 cigarette stores in the UK and found that more than half (96) of the stores were selling illegal cigarettes and e-cigarette products.

During the inspection and purchase operation, JTI found that counterfeit cigarette tobacco was sold for only £3.50 a pack, less than one-tenth of the price of the genuine product. The e-cigarette purchases also included overfilled products with a claimed capacity of 3,500 puffs.

Ian Howell, JTI’s finance and regulatory affairs manager, described the extent of the problem in detail. He said, “We have been conducting test purchases of illegal tobacco products, and last year we tested e-cigarettes as well. Unfortunately, illegal sales of tobacco and e-cigarettes seem to be ubiquitous and difficult to control. A survey we conducted last year also showed that close to 40 percent of smokers admitted to having purchased an illegal product in the past month.”

JTI UK provided information on all test purchases to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and TradingStandards in the hope that they would take enforcement action and prosecute.

Howell said Trading Standards needs more support in addressing the issue. “While new regulations are due to be introduced in the UK within this year, allowing HM Revenue & Customs to impose immediate fines of up to £10,000 on illegal tobacco sellers. However, surprisingly, despite initial indications that Trading Standards would have the power to intervene in this matter, this has now failed to materialise. For us devolving powers to Trading Standards would allow for better enforcement of this and must be considered if the government intends to crack down on tobacco smuggling.”

On top of this, MP Gareth Davies recently told a committee that if tobacco tax increases are too high, “this is likely to drive people to trade illegally. Again, this is a known fact.”

Howell also urged retailers to report illegal trade when they become aware of it in their area. “Retailers have a vital role to play in the fight against illicit trade and our job in the UK is to ensure they understand and are confident in communicating the dangers of illegal products to their customers. The sale of illegal tobacco products and e-cigarettes supports crime and has a negative impact on the reputation of stores in the community.

French Ministry of Health:vape will soon be prescribed for reimbursement?

At a press conference on Sunday, May 28, the Minister of Health said that the issue of prescriptionable and reimbursable e-cigarettes is currently being discussed.

Are we on the verge of a major breakthrough in the fight against smoking in France?
Will e-cigarettes soon be recognized as a smoking cessation tool in France? This is the question that has arisen in the wake of the new intervention of the Minister of Health, François Braun, who has been very active in the main media for several weeks. As part of the program of the Grand Jury (RTL, LeFigaro, LCI), the man answered a series of questions for an hour, which included several questions about addiction, and in particular about smoking.

On this subject, the minister began by recalling his desire to ban Puffs, small disposable e-cigarettes that are particularly popular with young people. He said he “asked scientists” and “checked the bibliography (…) science” that it “actually proves that [Puffs] cause young people to smoke.”

“For me, we must ban [them]. Now, I will discuss this issue with the MPs,” he added.

The most innovative aspect of the minister’s speech was what he said next. The news reporter mistakenly thought François Braun wanted to prescribe puffs to a pharmacist, to which Mr. Braun replied:

“No, it won’t be puffs. It’s not going to be one of those colorful products. It’s going to be nicotine replacement, and there are these e-cigarettes that, yes, it allows you to gradually reduce your nicotine consumption and quit.

A novelty that would provide a refund for certain personal vaporizers? Not sure, although the minister said it was necessary to ask the question.

“I can’t give you an answer, but yes, it’s on the table in the context of the next tobacco plan.”

So, will e-cigarettes soon be recognized as a nicotine substitute, like patches and other chewing gums? Will e-cigarettes one day be prescribed in France? It’s hard to say.

Words that ask questions
If the words of the Minister of Health indicate that the government is indeed considering new measures for e-cigarettes, there are still many gray areas. If vaporizers can be prescribed in pharmacies, are all the models we can find on the market? Would new products need to be created to meet specific criteria? Will e-cigarettes stay on the counters of specialty stores at the same time?

As for FrançoisBraun’s claim about the puff gateway effect, how does he explain that puffs cause young people to smoke, other than the many scientific studies that show that they simply do not exist? E-cigarettes?

Perhaps only a new clarification from the Minister will answer these questions in the near future.

The entire program can be found in a video on the TF1Info website. The minister’s statement on female e-cigarette users begins at minute 21.

France shows: Tobacco chambers sell Puff to minors, not vape stores

A “mini-test” conducted by the UFC-QueChoisir Association showed that if tobacconists sell puffs to minors, it is natural that this would not happen in franchised stores.

“Only e-cigarette stores reject everything”
Although Puffs, small disposable e-cigarettes, are often singled out because of the ecological disorders represented by some people, and others because of the frequency of their use by minors, the UFC-QueChoisir association decided to conduct a small experiment. She asked fifth and fourth graders, aged 12 to 14, to visit a dozen stores to see if they could buy them.

Although the UFC emphasized that they “had not conducted a scientific study,” their findings were illuminating.

Overall, about half of the stores visited by college students would agree to sell puffs to minors. On the Gifi side, teens were asked to show ID. For nighttime groceries, two-thirds would agree to offer them, while three-quarters of the tobacconists would sell them. As UFC-QueChoisir says, “only e-cigarette stores refuse them all.”

There is a revival of the eternal debate about the place of e-cigarettes among tobacconists.

U.S. government agencies put puffs on the FDA Red List

Over the years, the number of smokers in the United States has been steadily declining. On the other hand, the number of e-cigarette users has been increasing.

-1.5% smokers, +1.1% e-cigarette smokers
In 2018, we reported the results of a semi-annual survey conducted by the CDC to track the evolution of smoking rates in the United States. At that time, the country had 14% of smokers, which was the lowest rate since the federal government tracked that data in 1965. Now, more than four years later, the results of a new wave of CDC surveys have dropped. Americans now smoke at a record low rate of 11 percent. The previous year, they were 12.5 percent.

For the handful of experts interviewed by CNN, this new drop in the number of smokers could be due to a number of factors. For example, they cited the many anti-smoking campaigns implemented in the country, the education of the population, especially young people, about the dangers of smoking, the laws that restrict places where smoking is possible, and even the ban on tobacco companies advertising their products. Taxes, they, reach only the last position, because they do not increase for more than 14 years and always reach only $1.01 per pack.

What was not mentioned by the experts surveyed was the rise of e-cigarette use in the United States. According to the CDC survey, there are now 6 percent of e-cigarette users in the United States, compared to 4.9 percent the previous year. The increase in the number of smokers choosing to use e-cigarettes instead of smoking was noted in 2018.

In general, the FDA continues to state that there is no certain evidence to support claims like personal vaporizers help in quitting smoking.

Anti-Vape Offensive: WHO Comes Out Unscathed

The WHO’s new recommendations on Vape have fallen. Six measures, among them four bans, a general tax, and a complete rewrite of the definition in the “1984” sauce. Right after the CNCT, Europe is looking at the next TPD, which is already a lot.

WHO is on a journey
Banning open systems, banning non-tobacco flavors, banning nicotine salts, banning the possibility of adjusting the power of Vape, rewriting the definitions of “smoking” and “quitting” and taxing all of these are all WHO recommendations on vaping, for its members. One would be almost surprised to find flogging in the public square for violators and quartering for repeat offenders.

Incidentally, it’s probably a good thing to remind the WHO that rewriting word definitions is a somewhat banal process. It has been done, but by political regimes that have not left extraordinary memories.

The WHO was very clear in its statement: Vape and tobacco should be treated equally. But, all of a sudden, Vape smokers have the right to kill people too? Ah, no, it still looks like a monopoly of the tobacco industry, but the result is equivalent: for the WHO, e-cigarettes are called to stop trying to save their lives. Watch them die from popcorn, no doubt, but not too much, and the WHO doesn’t want to be accused of encouraging obesity.

Recently, anti-tobacco associations have launched a series of formal attacks on Vape. Meanwhile, Europe is prioritizing revisions to the TPD. on the menu, taxation, and aroma bans. Enough to kill the sector, which seems to be the goal.

What is the purpose of these people? What motivates them to want so strongly to deny the scientific evidence? No one knows. One thing is certain: History will judge them very harshly. But, in the meantime, they will drag down an entire industry and have more victims in their graves than all wars.