E-cigarettes to be regulated soon

Local | 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.

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