China Vape Situation Influenced by Domestic Policy…


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“Since 2018, China has implemented strict national regulations and policies to protect young people from the use of vapes, and banned online sales of vapes on November 1, 2019. ”

China is a major producer and exporter of vapes in the world. Since 2015, China has accounted for 80% of the world’s vape output. However, it has still not been popularized in China. People start using it mainly because they are cigarette users.

Although China is a major provider of vape products for the global market, the proportion of using vapes in China is very low. According to the China data of the 2015 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), 40.5% of smokers over the age of 15 have heard of vapes, while only 3.1% of smokers have tried vapes.

Although the utilization rate of vapes is not worth mentioning compared with cigarettes, the fashionable concept of quitting smoking and the variety of taste choices advocated by vapes have attracted the attention of teenagers. How to avoid the use of vapes has become the top priority of vape industry and market management departments.

Since 2018, China has implemented strict national regulations and policies to protect young people from the use of vapes, and banned online sales of vapes on November 1, 2019. China’s city (such as Shenzhen and Chengdu) has also revised tobacco control legislation to include electronic cigarettes in tobacco control.

Vape vs. cigarette – vapebiz

Data released by the Vape Industry Committee earlier this year shows that the combination of media censorship of vapes in the United States and the ban on online vape sales in China have led to a decline in demand for vapes. Since then, it seems that fate sincerely wants to play tricks on vapes. Under the influence of the novel coronavirus, China’s vape industry has been hit even harder.

The use rate of vapes is still very low. According to the data, the proportion of Chinese adults who used vapes in the past 30 days increased from 1.3% in 2015-16 to 1.6% in 2018-19, equivalent to an increase of 0.3%.

Although the usage rate of vapes in China is quite different from the number of smokers, with the development of vapes in the world, under the correct science popularization and scientific control of Chinese regulatory authorities, the problem of using vapes by teenagers has been effectively controlled. Vapes are also gradually accepted by smokers who need to quit smoking. In the future, China’s vape market with huge potential will eventually become standardized and mature.


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