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Electronic Cigarette Ban

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Author : Bozhou Marine
Update time : 2024-07-08 11:30:34
According to incomplete statistics, more than 30 countries and regions have banned the sale of electronic cigarettes.

In 2023, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, as well as Chairman of the Health Promotion Foundation, Anu Ting, ordered an increase in the regulation and enforcement of electronic cigarettes, prohibiting them from entering Thailand in any form.

New Zealand
On March 20, 2024, the New Zealand government announced a ban on the sale of disposable e-cigarettes and strengthened management of the e-cigarette retail industry.

In April 2024, the National Standardization Committee of Belarus banned the sale of 47 types of electronic cigarettes

On June 20, 2024, Kazakhstan's law prohibiting the import, production, and sale of electronic cigarettes officially came into effect.

The UK government introduced a draft regulation on March 11, 2024, which will ban the sale of disposable e-cigarettes across the UK from April 2025. Any merchant who violates the regulation will face a fine of £ 200 and may face imprisonment. Once the regulations take effect, merchants found selling disposable electronic cigarettes will face fixed fines or receive compliance/suspension notices to ensure the cessation of sales of these products.

Recently, seven major associations, including the European Association for Waste Management and Resource Utilization (FEAD), the European Waste Energy Plant Association (CEWEP), the European Electrical and Electronics Recycling Association (EBRA), the European Recycling Industry Association (EuRIC), the European Glass Processing Association (FERVER), the European Municipal Waste Europe, and WEELABEX, have jointly called for a ban on the use of disposable e-cigarettes by the end of 2024 due to their negative impact on the environment and circular economy goals.

Australia will ban the import of disposable e-cigarettes starting from January 2024, and in March, the import ban will be extended to non therapeutic e-cigarettes to reverssse the "unsettling" trend of the growing number of young people using e-cigarettes.

Starting from January 1, 2024, the Netherlands no longer allows the purchase of e-cigarettes with flavors such as pineapple, honey, kiwifruit, or nuts, and only tobacco flavors can be purchased.

According to overseas media BNN, starting from January 1, 2024, Belgium will implement a new tax policy on e-liquid, charging a tax of 15 euros per milliliter.

More than 95% of global e-cigarette production and products come from China, and 70% of produced e-cigarettes come from Shenzhen.

According to data from the General Administration of Customs, the total export value of electronic cigarettes in China in 2023 exceeded 79.1 billion yuan. The United States is the largest market for China's e-cigarette exports, accounting for 27.98% with $3.101 billion, followed closely by the United Kingdom.

The United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, Russia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, and the Philippines are among the top ten markets for Chinese e-cigarette exports.

In 2023, China exported a total of 8.094 billion US dollars of e-cigarettes to these ten countries, accounting for 73.02% of the total annual exports. | Marine Light
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