Hong Kong council approves ‘milestone’ ban on e-cigarette imports and sales

Hong Kong’s lawmakers have passed a bill banning the import and sale of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, a move considered by officials as an important step in local tobacco control policies.

The bill amending the Smoking (Public Health) (Amendment) Bill 2019 is set to be published in the official gazette soon and take effect from 22nd April 2022. It will also ban the manufacture, distribution and advertising of e-cigs and heat-not-burn (HnB) in the former British colony, now a special administrative region of China.

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