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A new federal law raising the legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products to 21 has run into a bit of a snafu as Wisconsin state law enforcement officers are unable to enforce it as it conflicts with state laws. Read more

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Apple has announced that as of November 15, it has removed all apps related to e-cigarettes and vaping from its app store, citing health concerns. Read more

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Massachusetts recently placed heavy restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, with GOP Gov. Charlie Baker signing into law a set of sweeping tobacco controls. Read more

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President Rodrigo Duterte says the use and importation of e-cigarettes will soon be outlawed in the Philippines, and ordered authorities to arrest people caught using them. Read more

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EVALI: What Manufacturers Have Long Been Saying, Finally Heard

British American Tobacco

The year 2019 presented some challenges for the e-cigarette industry. After months of investigations, recent findings are in line with what manufacturers said all along – quality and safety are key. Read more

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Chinese manufacturers of e-cigarettes and e-liquids are facing challenging times as the effect of growing health concerns related to vaping in the US and Beijing’s recent directive banning online sales or promotion of e-cigarettes and vaping start. Read more

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InterTabac has set a new visitor record with 13,800 guests this year. Approximately 42% of the visitors came abroad, including from the US, China, Chile, South Africa, Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands, and Turkey. Read more

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Philip Morris International has called off talks about a US$200 billion merger with Altria Group, Inc. Read more

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E-cigarette users are now turning to cigarettes to help them quit vaping. Some are former smokers who switched to e-cigarettes, and some are taking up cigarettes for the first time. Read more

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Juul is launching its first Bluetooth-connected vape in the UK after piloting the device in Canada. Read more

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R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company recently announced it is expanding its innovative Modern Oral portfolio with VELO, a line of tobacco leaf-free and spit-free nicotine pouches. Read more

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19i4_Western Vape Liquids Looking East

Laboratoire Lips France

As European and North American markets approach saturation, a number of western e-liquid manufacturers have begun pushing into Asia, especially China. Tobacco Asia talks to two prominent European companies that see bright futures in the East. Read more

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Flavors: Innovation within Boundaries

Hertz Flavors

The vaping industry has exploded in the past few years, and with it has come a tidal wave of new flavors. While the number of smokers worldwide has been slowly falling, the number of vapers is on the rise. Read more

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19i4_Logic Turns Compact

JT International SA

JTI’s Logic range of vaping products is known for its quality and has been a success in the world’s most important vaping markets. Now the company is in the midst of a global roll-out of the even more convenient, pocket-sized Logic Compact. Read more

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Altria Group, Inc. recently announced that they have entered into a definitive investment agreement with Lexaria Nicotine LLC. The Altria investment will fund research on regulatory compliant, oral forms of nicotine delivery. Read more

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According to an industry researcher speaking at a CSP tobacco forum, vaping cartridges and tobacco-free nicotine pouches have been category leaders so far in 2019. Read more

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Contaminants or counterfeit substances are being considered a likely cause of vaping-related lung illnesses. Read more

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Philip Morris Thailand is trying to start talks with the Thai government to find constructive methods to reduce harm caused by smoking, which includes vaping. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Reflections and Resolutions

An eventful year for an industry undergoing changes, and more to come.

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