As the world’s center of E-cigarette industry, Shenzhen, China has passed the law to ban E-cigarette on 26 June 2019. The Committee of the Sixth National People’s Congress of Shenzhen passed the revised Regulations on Controlling Smoking in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on the 26th, officially incorporating E-cigarettes into tobacco control. According to incomplete statistics, at present, 42 countries and regions around the world have banned or restricted the use of E-cigarettes in public places. China’s Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, as well as Hangzhou and Nanning, have banned the use of E-cigarettes in public places.
The revised new Tobacco Control Regulations explicitly include e-cigarettes in the scope of tobacco control, and the bus stations and outdoor purchase areas of related places are included in the smoking ban, and tobacco products are not allowed to be sold within 50 meters of primary and secondary schools. The new version of the Tobacco Control Regulations will take effect on 1 October 2019. E-cigarette are clearly defined as tobacco products.