Aspire To Hit the Inventory Markets

I discussed that Aspire was actually ramping up its launch schedule this yr in a current overview of the Aspire PockeX Field, and now guardian firm Aspire International is promoting shares within the enterprise.

The China based mostly vape firm has introduced it will likely be promoting an preliminary 15 million shares.

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Regardless of the present calamity over the US vaping market, the corporate can be buying and selling on the US based mostly Nasdaq trade as ASPG.

Enterprise insiders say the shares are anticipated to lift $120 million for the corporate with a sale value between $7 and $9 per share.

Huge cash certainly that may place Aspire International with a market worth of $1.3 billion!

A press launch acknowledged:

Aspire is a vertically built-in supplier of e-cigarette vaporizing expertise.

Its tobacco vaping merchandise are bought by a distribution community of greater than 150 distributors in 30 international locations.

In December 2020, the corporate additionally commenced the advertising and marketing of hashish vaping expertise merchandise within the US.

Aspire International was based in 2010 and booked $82 million in gross sales for the 12 months ended December 31, 2020.

It plans to record on the Nasdaq beneath the image ASPG. Tiger Brokers, EF Hutton, TF Worldwide, and China Retailers Securities are the joint bookrunners on the deal.

Is perhaps a very good funding should you’ve bought a couple of quid to spare…

Vape Retailers ‘Fed Up’ With FedEx

Already beneath strain vape outlets within the US are calling on FedEx particularly to finish it’s ban on delivering vape merchandise.

400 vaping companies have joined forces with the American Vaping Affiliation [AVA] and despatched a letter to the corporate.

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Because it stands now FedEx won’t ship vape merchandise from enterprise to enterprise or direct to vapers.

This says the AVA means 1000’s of vapers significantly in rural areas dropping entry to the life saving merchandise and in flip placing lives in danger.

The arduous hitting letter opens:

We’re writing to induce you to rethink your organization’s new transport restrictions on digital nicotine supply methods (ENDS), generally referred to as vaping merchandise.

This misguided and pointless company coverage separates grownup people who smoke from merchandise which can be confirmed to assist them give up flamable tobacco.

It additionally threatens 1000’s of small companies like ours, which depend on widespread carriers like FedEx to ship the lifesaving merchandise we inventory on daily basis.

Please rethink this disastrous choice, which can perpetuate one other era of smoking-related deaths – particularly amongst underprivileged communities.

I lined the US vape mail ban again in January this yr.

The ban on deliveries stems from the 2021 Federal Omnibus Spending Invoice that sailed by with out a lot – if any – opposition.

Different firms with a US vape mail ban contains United Parcels Service [UPS] and DHL.

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Gregory Conley by way of: C-Span

Greg Conley, president of AVA mentioned:

FedEx is doing an important disservice to American small companies and shoppers.

They’re enjoying proper into the arms of Huge Tobacco, which immediately advantages from insurance policies that make it dearer for grownup people who smoke to change.

Not solely are vaping merchandise authorized and controlled by the Meals and Drug Administration, however they’re saving lives by preserving individuals off flamable cigarettes.


As to if the letter stands any likelihood of reversing the FedEx vape mail ban is unsure…

Sadly one doubts it.

Learn the complete letter to FedEx.

Extra Assist Of Vaping From UK Authorities

Yet one more vote of confidence in vaping from the UK Authorities.

This time it comes throughout a parliament query.

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Right here it’s in full:

Requested by Mr David Jones, Clwyd West

To ask the Secretary of State for Well being and Social Care, what plans he has to enhance public entry to details about (a) e-cigarettes and (b) reduced-harm alternate options to flamable tobacco.

Answered by Jo Churchill, Parliamentary Below-Secretary of State, Division of Well being and Social Care

The Nationwide Well being Service web site offers public data on the harms of smoking and recommendation to assist individuals give up smoking, together with data on utilizing e-cigarettes. As well as, central quit smoking campaigns reminiscent of Stoptober have supported using e-cigarettes as a software to assist people who smoke give up.

To help our Smokefree 2030 ambition, the upcoming Tobacco Management Plan will set out a variety of measures which can assist people who smoke to give up, together with by using much less dangerous merchandise reminiscent of e-cigarettes.

Supply: Hansard, 19 July 2021

Let’s hope the UK Authorities doesn’t waiver particularly beneath continued strain from the World Well being Group that desires a UK and world e-cigarette ban.

Assist the UK Again Vaping Save Lives Marketing campaign right here.

and eventually…Anti Vaping Digital Actuality Recreation!

The so known as ‘vape epidemic‘ amongst younger individuals within the US has been confirmed to be be BS time and time once more…

Nonetheless, that actually hasn’t stopped the fervent anti-vape brigade over the pond from pushing their crazed agenda.

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The newest ‘tool’ to forestall younger children from utilizing e-cigarettes is as you possibly can see – a digital realty sport.

*shakes head and sighs*

The sport is named Invite Solely VR: A Vaping Prevention Recreation – catchy.

It mainly lets the participant try to ‘become friends‘ with the coolest kid in the school’s ‘well being class‘ and get invited to his/her standard celebration…

Nail biting stuff lol…

Alongside the best way the participant has to withstand the varsity ‘vape pushers‘ with JUUL in fact being the principle e-cigarette pushed by the ‘sellers‘…

Christ think about in the event that they’d performed this with I dunno, actual medicine that kill and trigger untold distress and crime…

Invite Only VR A Vaping Prevention Game

Anyway, lead researcher Veronica Weser, PhD, says:

When youngsters consider vaping, they consider JUUL.

They don’t make the connection to nicotine and the dangerous, addictive nature that e-cigarettes truly current.

As the sport progresses, you study increasingly more methods to refuse e-cigarettes whereas nonetheless preserving your ‘coolness’ and dignity as a highschool pupil so to safe this invitation to the celebration.

It’s actually all about social interactions relating to e-cigarettes.

By some means I don’t suppose it’s going to surpass the recognition of Grand Theft Auto…

Additional studying: Teen Vaping and Smoking – The Chilly Laborious Information Revealed


Quiet time on the vape information entrance – in all probability the summer time slowdown 😉

Extra vaping information on Sunday!