Alibaba International Station bans sale of e-cigs from May 1

Thursday, Alibaba International Station has announced that it will ban the sale of e-cigarettes starting May 1, 2022. The ban will affect cartridges, smoking kits and products sold in combination with cartridges and smoking kits as well as accessories, atomizers, nicotine for e-cigarettes and other related products.

In March this year, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration of China announced the promulgation of the measures for the administration of electronic cigarettes, which will come into effect on May 1, 2022. Regarding sales management, the document mentions that it is forbidden to sell electronic cigarettes. cigarettes to minors. If it is difficult to distinguish whether they are minors, they should be required to present their identity card. It is forbidden to sell e-cigarettes without tobacco and e-cigarettes that can be equipped with atomizers.

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After the document was released, many e-cigarette brands said they would actively enforce regulatory requirements and stop producing fruit flavor e-cigarettes in the domestic market. Therefore, under the new regulations, the prices of e-cigarettes have increased. Many brands have increased the price of their e-cigarettes with various fruit and soda flavors, with prices increasing between 20 yuan ($3.14) and 30 yuan ($4.71).

According to a report by iiMedia Research, retail sales of the global new tobacco market reached 360.5 billion yuan in 2021, an overall increase of 25.6%, while China’s domestic sales increased by 73%. In addition, according to the electronic cigarette industry Blue Book in 2021, in terms of export, the total output value of electronic cigarettes reached 138.3 billion yuan, and there are more than 1,500 manufacturers of electronic cigarettes. electronic cigarettes in China.

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