Country shot! Violation of minors, e-cigarettes are banned online!
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In order to further protect minors from e-cigarettes, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and the State Administration of Market Supervision issued a circular on the 1st that requires:

1. Do not sell electronic cigarettes to minors,
2. Do not sell e-cigarettes via the Internet,
3. Electronic cigarette advertisements shall not be published through the Internet.

The State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and the State Administration of Market Supervision announced the "Notice on Further Protecting Minors from Electronic Cigarettes" on the 1st. The "Announcement" requires various market entities not to sell e-cigarettes to minors; urges e-cigarette production and sales enterprises or individuals to close e-cigarette Internet sales websites or clients in a timely manner, and e-commerce platforms close e-cigarette stores and sell e-cigarette products in a timely manner. The e-cigarette production and sales enterprises or individuals withdrew the e-cigarette advertisements published through the Internet in time.

At the same time, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration, the State Administration of Supervision and Administration and other departments will further increase the supervision of electronic cigarettes. The administrative departments of tobacco monopoly at all levels will increase the market supervision of electronic cigarette products, strengthen the monitoring, dissuade and stop of the promotion and sale of electronic cigarettes through the Internet, and investigate and punish various illegal acts found in accordance with the law; require any organization and Individuals discourage and stop the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

According to reports, many e-cigarette companies use young people as the focus of Internet marketing and mislead consumers with propaganda that goes against objective facts, such as "helping to quit smoking" and "healthless." However, in fact, most electronic cigarettes are very arbitrary in terms of raw material selection, additive use, process design, quality control, etc. There are serious quality and safety risks such as unsafe ingredient addition, e-liquid leakage, and inferior batteries. In particular, in order to increase the attractiveness of products, some electronic cigarette companies are free to add various additives to change the taste and color of e-cigarettes. The market is chaotic and the product quality is uneven.

So far, a large number of countries around the world have completely banned or severely restricted the sale of electronic cigarettes. There are more than 40 countries or regions that have clear legislation or formally announced the ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, such as Brazil, Singapore, India, and so on. In addition, more than 60 countries and regions, including the United States, the world's largest consumer of electronic cigarettes, and the European Union, strictly control electronic cigarettes as tobacco products.

In August last year, the State Administration of Market Supervision and Administration and the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration jointly issued the "Notice on Prohibiting the Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors" and demanded that the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors be banned. However, there are still many e-cigarette companies pursuing economic benefits blindly. The focus of Internet marketing is on the customer base of young people. E-cigarettes have been promoted as representatives of "young", "fashion" and "trend", and have been hyped up , Promote and sell electronic cigarettes. Most minors know, buy and start smoking e-cigarettes through the Internet, causing serious harm to their physical and mental health.