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27th June 2023
Hong Kong: Trans-shipment of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products is now allowed, following the adoption of the Import and Export (Amendment) Bill 2023. The Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health expressed regret about the move, saying it would hinder effective enforcement of the ban on the production, import and sales of such products.
28th October 2022
26th May 2022
5th May 2022
Hong Kong: Hong Kong police have arrested two people for violating the ban on selling alternative smoking products. Officers seized 94 boxes of suspected nicotine-containing e-cigarette cartridges and 74 “smoking devices” during the operation in Mong Kok, press reports. They were reportedly the first arrests under the ban, which came into effect on Saturday.
3rd May 2022
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Customs reports a major operation to combat illicit heated tobacco and e-cigarettes, with products with an estimated market value of $15m seized in the past month. The Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 came into effect on Saturday, 30th April, banning production, import, sales and promotion of heat-not-burn (HnB) and vaping products, subject to a fine of up to $50,000 and up to six months’ jail.
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