• 95% of disposable vapes go to landfill South African environmental agency calls for stronger recycling measures

    【Vape newsletters】As more and more South Africans switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes, the issue of the increase in vape waste and its proper disposal has yet to be addressed, Businesstech reported on July 14th. E-waste disposal experts at recycling group Desco estimate that 95% of disposable vapes and related e-cigarette products end up in landfills, posing a significant threat to the environment. The South African government has been pushing for the passage of the 《Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill》 to regulate the vape industry in South Africa. Although the bill lapses at the end of the sixth government before the 2024 national elections, it will almost certainly be on the list for resumption of further processing by the country’s seventh parliament. yet the primary focus of the bill is to regulate the sale and marketing of vape (and other tobacco) products.No concerted action has yet been…

    Vape News July 16, 2024
  • Kentucky, USA: Public Schools Completely Ban Vapes

    New laws in the U.S. state of Kentucky will go into effect on Monday, including House Bill 142, which bans the use of all tobacco, alternative nicotine and e-cigarette products in public schools and requires school districts to establish disciplinary procedures for students who violate the ban.

    Vape News July 16, 2024
  • Qatar vape use reaches 11 per cent, Ministry of Health warns against sale of e-cigarettes

    Qatar’s Ministry of Health (MoPH) recently issued a warning strongly against vaping, highlighting the potential health dangers, The Peninsula reported on 27 June. In a video posted on social media platforms, the Ministry of Health made it clear: “It is important to think twice about vaping e-cigarettes and understand the hidden dangers they lurk in.” According to the law, Qatar prohibits the sale, distribution and promotion of vapes. According to statistics, more than 37 million young people worldwide are using vapes, and the use of vapes among tobacco users in Qatar is about 11 per cent, according to relevant published data.   The Ministry of Health has warned that this figure is worrying and must be taken very seriously, stressing that vapes increase health risks and that almost 90 per cent of lung cancer cases are linked to smoking. The Ministry of Health’s warning is part of health authorities’ efforts…

    Vape News June 28, 2024
  • Australia’s vape ban relaxed: may in future be available at pharmacies without a prescription

    The Australian government has announced changes to its e-cigarette policy, which will allow e-cigarettes to be purchased without a prescription in pharmacies from July, a relaxation of the previously strict ban. The government will provide additional funding to support young people to quit e-cigarettes, and e-cigarettes sold in pharmacies will continue to be regulated.

    Vape News June 24, 2024
  • EU to ban flavoured vapes altogether? Health ministers from 27 countries discuss new vape regulations

    On the 21st, health ministers from 27 European Union (EU) member states called for strict restrictions on e-cigarette flavours, a move that could affect millions of vape users and the market landscape. The discussion focused on flavour bans and cross-border sales controls, with opinions still divided.

    Vape News June 22, 2024
  • Poland to ban sales of disposable vape to minors, implementation planned within the year

    The Polish Ministry of Health has prepared legislation to ban the sale of disposable vape to children and adolescents under 18. Health Minister Izabela Łęszczyna said that the measure aims to protect the health of the younger generation and is planned to be implemented within this year.

    Vape News June 3, 2024
  • LOST MARY to launch 6000 puff disposable vapes in the UK with a “replaceable cartridge” design.

    On May 15th, according to information gathered from multiple UK vape websites, vape brand LOST MARY is about to launch a TPD-compliant 6000-puff disposable vape product in the UK – LOST MARY BM6000. The product has been published on the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) vape query system, with a pre-sale price of £12.99.   This device may be the highest puff count vape launched by LOST MARY in the UK, with 10 times the puffs of a regular 600 puff disposable vape. The device has a display screen that shows the device’s battery level, but not the e-liquid level. It is understood that the LOST MARY BM6000 kit comes with a pre-filled 2ml pod (20mg nicotine) and a 10ml e-liquid refill container, with a total of 16 flavors to choose from. The BM6000’s design includes a large 650 mAh battery that supports Type-C USB fast charging,…

    Vape News May 16, 2024
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