It was anecdotally reported that since 10th July the special inspection on e-cigarette market was set, up to 23,052 links of e-cig sale, 4,995 e-cig ads links, and 260 illegal e-cig ads have been canceled by regulators.
As to e-cig online sales, the states governments jointly founded warning system, to specify the responsibilities of subjects among online platform. About 136 Internet enterprises has been warned by the regulators and urged to sign letter of commitment.。
In terms of off-line sales, about 34,168 physical stores and 1,036 vending machines were examined by the regulators, and the point of the examination is to exclude the vending machines in the area where teenager activities are more frequent. For instance, Shenzhen has been the first in China to fine the owner of illegal vending machines; Shanghai has removed the machines which were not able to recognize the age of consumers.
Among the special inspection, the amounts of law enforcement personnel reached to 234,500, with 96 law violations handled.
It is anecdotally reported that the two departments: State Administration for Market Regulation and State Tobacco Monopoly Administration will continue to cooperate with each other to construct a long-term efficient inspection system, which is aimed to prevent the e-cig market’ incompliance and irregularity from resurrection and thus better protect the health of teenagers.