The Chinese government has placed e-cigarette under specialized legalized supervision.
The supervision was meant to enhance regulations of the growing industry.
According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration that have proposed bringing e-cigarettes in line with current regulations for tobacco products, the baccy products, like e-cigarettes, share core similarities as traditional tobacco products in its nature and way of consumption. Hence, the need for the regulation.
A professor at the School of Public Administration and Policy under Renmin University of China, Ma Liang , has opined that it will promote the development of the emerging business. The don added that, e-cigarettes is growing rapidly, and have hidden safety concerns which are dangerous without efficient supervision.
With its appealing packaging and diverse flavors, experts have said the vaping product is popular among teenagers and studies have shown that young people who vape are more likely to get addicted to nicotine.
Therefore, experts believe the new move will better protect minors against tobacco abuse.