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Egypt: E-Cig Regulations Are Needed to Counter the Illicit Trade Market

Egypt has very high smoking rates and many smokers have been switching to e-cigarettes, which remain unregulated. This has resulted in a lot of...

Vape Bans Are Contributing to an Ever Expanding Black Market

Earlier this month, testimony at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue’s Illegal Tobacco Task Force discussed data on how e-cig users are responding to vaping...

Mongolia: Tobacco Tax did not Increase Illicit Cigarette Trade 

In May 2017, the Mongolian government had increased the import tobacco tax by 30%, followed by a 10% excise tobacco tax increase in January...

Hong Kong’s E-Cig Ban Will Benefit Only Tobacco Companies

Last October, a Hong Kong Official had announced a complete ban on e-cigarettes and other innovative tobacco products, in an unexpected U-turn by the...

Australian Authorities Seize 57 Million Illegal Cigarettes

The investigation has began in 2017 and has so far included ten seizures, however this was the only one to have happened out of...