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Blow to China's e-cigarette makers as online sales banned

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A saleswoman demonstrates vaping at a shop selling e-cigarette products in Beijing.    © Reuters

BEIJING -- China's State Administration for Market Regulation and the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration has jointly issued a circular asking all makers and distributors of electric cigarettes to shut their sales websites and apps to protect teenagers from harm related to use of the devices.

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