E-cigarettes to be regulated soonLocal | 13 Jun 2018 6:25 pm
Health Secretary Sophia Chan said today the government will move quickly to legislate rules on the sale of e-cigarettes.
The government is aiming to to tax electronic cigarettes and similar non-tobacco alternatives, just like it does cigarettes and cigars, RTHK reports.
The government has submitted this proposal before lawmakers.
Chan said e-cigarettes are already in the market but there are many components in these, which are unknown.
"We have discovered that many of these constituents in the e-cigarettes are actually harmful to health. So we need to quickly strengthen our regulatory framework ... in order to better control and also regulate the e-cigarettes," she said.