The Chinese government aims to regulate electronic cigarettes and vaping items similarly to tobacco products, according to regulatory recommendations issued by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration.
The Chinese government’s vast state-controlled media empire notes that tobacco management regulations are to be modified to enhance monitoring and management of e-cigarettes as well as other new tobacco products, as per a newspaper issued by the Chinese administration’s huge state-controlled media empire, the Global Times. After the official statement was made on Monday, shares of e-cigarette and e-vapor firms plummeted.”
The amendment will clear the legitimate justification for e-cigarettes and other new forms of tobacco products to be supervised and administered. It will be under the Law on the Protection of Minors of the People’s Republic of China, as well as other rules and regulations.
According to Reuters, the government controls the whole tobacco business, which includes product and marketing licenses with international cigarette corporations.
Even though China is the world’s largest manufacturer of vaping parts and systems, the consumer market is still underdeveloped due to the product categories’ uncertain regulatory stance. In November of this year, Chinese regulators decided to prohibit the selling of e-cigarettes on the internet. As a result of the prohibition, the sector’s growth has slowed, and many brands have switched to in-person sales.
However, once they take effect, the new rules will make the State Tobacco Monopoly the de facto e-cigarette selling organization.