On August 19th, the 2020 E-cigarette Industry Regulation and Development Conference was held successfully in Shenzhen. Zhang Shiyu, official of State Administration for Market Regulation, attended the conference and gave a speech.
In the beginning, Zhang introduced the responsibilities and functions of State Administration for Market Regulation and the Department of Credit & Supervision.He said State Administration for Market Regulation had cooperated with State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and together published Notice of Special Inspection Action for E-cigarette Market, which was another significant action of keeping the teenagers out of the harm from e-cigarette, and its related work is ongoing in an orderly way currently. In the process of surveying e-cigarette industry, he listened to the introduction of the industry from Electronic Cigarette Committee of China, and hailed the industry’s development and the accomplishments made by e-cigarette companies. He then expressed that though faced with complicated international matrix and adverse environment, exportation trades continued to show strong growth momentum, which was a rare phenomenon in domestic industries, and it also indicated that e-cigarette owned a broad international market and bright future. He hoped personnel of the industry can be more self-disciplined for it’s difficult for the industry to achieve current development.
In 2018 and 2019, with the purpose of protecting teenagers, State Administration for Market Regulation together with the Department of Credit & Supervision published 2 files associated with banning e-cigarette sale to teenagers. This year, special inspection action will last 2 months, the contents of which include purging illegal ads on the webs, checking the physical stores’ current situation of sell e-cigarette to teenagers, and inspecting vending machines, etc. It is to wholly carry out the spirits of the second, the third and the fourth Plenary Session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, keep in line with the requirements from The Law of the Protection of Juveniles, The Law of Advertisement and other related laws by the guidance of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era，strengthen inspection on Internet platforms, and practically protect juveniles’ safety and health. In terms of Electronic Cigarette Industry Committee’ actions of inspiring and motivating its members to learn and practice the related laws, Zhang showed positive attitude and hoped the committee can work with companies to endeavor to purge and standardize the e-cigarette market.
Eventually, he put forward that the personnel should pay more attention to juveniles protection when in business, for it was about the presentation of companies responsibilities as well as the bottom line for companies operation.