Issue 5, 2023

Issue 5 of 2023, covers the content of the annual Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) held in Seoul from Sept. 19 – 21. The nearly 300 attendees of this year’s GTNF openly discussed several issues currently confronting the global nicotine industry.

We also dig into the hemp industry with the Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders Tobacco and Cannabis Team, and Norm Bour outlines how regulation and competition changed the early lawlessness of the vaping industry and brought some semblance of “orderliness” to the market. 

George Gay explains why he believes, “Too much time has been wasted” for THR. Finally, Stefanie Rossel gets down under Australia’s latest proposed vaping rules where consumers basically consumers have only two choices. 

Issue 4, 2023

In issue 4 of 2023, we look ahead to the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) heads to South Korea. The issue honors the top-ranking nicotine industry event by showcasing Haka Korea.

We visited the Korea Vape Show 2023 (KOVAS) and there is an interview with Niraj Patel, president and CEO of the Melbourne, Florida-based Bidi Vapor.  in the vaping industry.

Industry veteran Kim Hesse provides insight into why the success of e-cigarettes as a switching tool and Rod Kight helps untangle the web of confusion surrounding sales of delta-9 THCA products. George Gay questions why some many surveys leave so much room for questions; and we delve deep into the surprising status of the Latin American vaping market.

Issue 3, 2023

In issue 3 of 2023, we welcome readers to the world to Plxsur, a company that aims to be a billion dollar vape venture. We also visit with Eve Wang, vice president of the world’s largest atomization company and we learn about Kim Hesse and her journey in nicotine.

A major story in this issue is Vapor Voice’s visit to TabExpo, which returned to the nicotine show circuit in Bologna, Italy, in May with innovative industry insights. 

Vaping industry veteran Chris Howard answers some commonly asked questions concerning synthetic nicotine. Stefanie Rossel goes to Amsterdam for the ENDS Europe conference and concludes that tobacco harm reduction continues to grow in influence, however, it is also facing many obstacles. Regulatory policies and medicinal licensing were discussed.

Issue 2, 2023

Issue 2 of 2023 introduces the new FAV vaping device developed by Avail Vapor founders James Xu and Donovan Phillips, the new FAV system hopes to be the ultimate transition device to trend combustible smokers toward less risky electronic nicotine-delivery system products.

In this issue, we also delve into Altria and the impacts of it exchanging its entire minority investment in Juul Labs for  intellectual property and subsequently purchasing Njoy Holdings for approximately $2.75 billion in cash.

Norm Bour outlines the recently announced collaboration between Vapitaly and IECIE and George Gay ponders why it’s so difficult for many politicians and think-tankers to change their minds.

Issue 1, 2023

Our first issue of 2023 delves into electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) products and their potential to be approved as medicinal products.

Also, how flavor bans impact manufacturers, Clive Bates talks innovation, Chris Howard looks back on vaping sector, Willie McKinney talks marijuana scheduling and Troutman Pepper attorneys discuss taxes.

Clive Bates discusses the five types of innovation in the tobacco and nicotine sector. Mike Huml reviews the Innobar C1 from Innokin that uses Aquios water-based e-liquid and drops his top hardware devices from 2022. Norm Bour travels to Albania, which may be the only country left where restaurants allow the smoking of cigarettes indoors.

Issue 6 2022

In this issue, we take the opportunity to look back on what happened in the vaping industry month-by-month. Smoore International, the world’s largest vaping company, is fighting for harm reduction.

Flavors in next-generation tobacco products are a continuing debate between the industry, consumers and regulators. Norm Bour visits an IQOS store and we head into Indonesia to find a burgeoning e-cigarette manufacturing hub.

Clive Bates writes that the idea that e-cigarette flavors hook kids is simple, compelling and false, and we consider what the recent marketing denial order for Logic’s menthol vapes implies for flavored e-cigarettes.

Issue 5 2022

In this issue, we review the information shared by seminar speakers with the nearly 300 in-person attendees and 500 online registrants that access to products is being denied mainly by regulations, especially by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)

Vapor Voice also heads to Dortmund, Germany for the Intertobac/Intersupply trade shows where we learn about the current state of the European and Chinese vaping markets.

A joint report from two highly respected organizations anticipates the global e-cigarette market to grow by 35 percent in 2022.

Issue 4 2022

In this issue, we look at the challenge of vaping waste and what can be done to combat the growing concern. There’s also a new disposable vape company, So Soul and China gave Zinwi Bio-Tech the country’s first license to produce e-liquid.

Nicotine is now regulated as a new tobacco product; Chris Howard and Rich Hill of E-Alternative Solutions offer an industry perspective of the external Center for Tobacco Products Reagan-Udall analysis and George Gay talks news headlines.

Norm Bour introduces us to Nate Coccimiglio, Asanda Gcoyi explains regulations in South Africa, and Mike Huml says that there’s a wide potential market for Innokin’s new Klypse device.

Issue 3 2022

In this issue, we dive deep into water-based vaping with Aquios Labs and the industry’s first e-liquids with a water concentration of more than 3 percent. 

Vapor Voice steps inside World Vape Show Dubai 2022 and a Market Watch report describes how the Middle East is beginning to embrace tobacco harm reduction.

George Gay explains how headlines in news stories about vaping products are often inaccurate and Norm Bour goes to Mexico to visit with the Counter Culture Convention (C3). There’s a new tax regime poised to take effect in South Africa and Mike Huml says the FEELM Max line has the potential to make a significant difference in helping smokers switch.

Issue 2 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now has authority over synthetic nicotine and any products that have not received a marketing order by June 13 must be pulled from the market.

In this issue, synthetic nicotine, FDA CTP Office of Science’s Matt Holman talks challenges, Maria Verven confronts shipping issues.

Cannabis-industry attorney Rod Kight discusses marijuana bills in the U.S. Congress. George Gay explains ethical concerns in patent disputes and Troutman Pepper’s vapor experts share their insight. Norm Bour visits a vape shop in Romania and Mike Huml reviews the new Feelm Air.

Issue 1 2022

In this issue, Chris Howard and Rich Hill, with E-Alternative Solutions, give us their outlook for the 2022 vaping industry.

We discover why crimes against specialty retailers are growing at a rapid rate, while European editor George Gay explains why bad ideas come from the tobacco and tobacco control industries, Norm Bour looks at tough global vaping rules and Stefanie Rossel goes inside Germany’s plans to legalize cannabis.

Mike Huml picks the best vaping hardware from 2021 and we profile Turning Point Brands, a company that is embracing next-generation tobacco and alternative products by taking calculated risks.

Issue 6 2021

Vapor Voice’s final issue of 2021 provides highlights form the recent TMA “From Chance to Change” webinar where several industry experts discussed the current state of the nicotine industry.

China’s proposed vapor regulations could have a reverberating impact through the entire global vaping industry. The rules are complicated and wide-ranging.

We also look inside the growing global cannabis sector, while Maria Verven asks some vapor business owners how the FDA’s regulatory actions have impacted their businesses and Norm Bour takes us inside VapeX vape shop in Split, Croatia.

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