Jinyuan Orient (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.

TitleJinyuan Orient (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.
ProductsValves, plumbing products and sanitary ware
Company typeManufacturer
Address6L Guotai Bldg, 392 Jiahe Road, Xiamen, Fujian Province. China
ProductsValves, plumbing products and sanitary ware
Num of employees5 - 10 People
Establish year1998
Contact personWenxin Wu

China tightens controls on e-cigarettes in world’s largest tobacco market

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:08:00

China amended its tobacco monopoly law on Friday to include e-cigarettes, stepping up regulation of the fast-growing vaping industry in the world’s largest tobacco market.

The cabinet order, published on the Chinese government’s website and signed off by Premier Li Keqiang, comes into effect immediately.

A number of Chinese e-cigarette companies have been set up in recent years to tap into domestic sales potential, among them market leader RLX Technology Inc.

Chinese regulators had in March this year flagged plans to bring the rules governing the sale of e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products into line with those for ordinary cigarettes.

They had previously been in a regulatory grey area.

China’s tobacco industry is controlled entirely via a government monopoly, and strict controls determine which companies and retailers can produce and sell cigarettes.

A quality control worker checks an e-cigarette pod at a factory in ChinaChina exerts strict controls over which companies and retailers can produce and sell cigarettes, and is now doing the same regarding vaping and e-cigarette firms.Getty Images

The government outlawed the sale of e-cigarettes to minors in 2018 and banned online sales the following year, while Chinese state media have warned of the health and safety risks of using the products.