The reporter learned from the State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau on the 5th that the tobacco monopoly supervision departments at all levels have made special arrangements for the supervision of e-cigarettes, taking multiple measures to supervise the promotion and sale of e-cigarettes through the Internet. The state tobacco monopoly administration and the State Administration of market supervision and administration have issued a circular demanding that electronic cigarettes shall not be sold through the Internet.
According to the relevant person in charge of the Department of monopoly supervision and administration of the State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau, after the announcement was issued, the tobacco monopoly supervision departments in various regions moved quickly to urge e-commerce platforms and e-cigarette enterprises in accordance with the requirements of the announcement. At the same time, relevant law enforcement departments were jointly organized to clean up the surrounding areas of primary and secondary schools, and the sale of e-cigarettes by physical stores to minors was severely investigated and punished.
“Up to now, some e-cigarette enterprises have cancelled the sales links of e-cigarette products on their own websites, more than ten home appliance platforms have removed all e-cigarette products from the shelves, and more e-cigarette production and sales enterprises and e-commerce platforms have made it clear that they will close the e-cigarette Internet sales websites, clients and stores, remove the e-cigarette products and withdraw the communication in strict accordance with the requirements of the circular E-cigarette advertisements published on the Internet. ” However, some e-commerce platforms still use e-cigarettes as “double 11” promotional products, and consumers can still buy e-cigarettes online; some social media still have a large number of e-cigarette related accounts and information, the person in charge said.
According to the person in charge, the tobacco monopoly regulatory authorities in key regions are in joint talks with the relevant law enforcement departments about the main e-commerce platforms, urging them to close the e-cigarette stores in time and remove the e-cigarette products from the shelves. The tobacco monopoly supervision department will also establish a dynamic monitoring mechanism for the whole network, strengthen network monitoring, and comprehensively retrieve information related to Internet electronic tobacco products. The State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau will take more strict regulatory measures to investigate and punish the illegal production and sale of electronic cigarettes.