ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Business trends

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

Decision follows more than 37 deaths and 1,800 cases of lung injury in US

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.

The authorities also demanded that e-commerce platforms shut down e-cigarette stores and urged makers and distributors to recall associated online advertisements.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more