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From February of 2022, subscribers will be able to view and filter individual regulatory alerts per region. If you want to get our monthly compilations, visit our alerts Round-up section.

26th May 2022 - Asia, Hong Kong |
Hong Kong: Hong Kong Customs has announced results of a special enforcement operation against alternative smoking products. The authority cracked down on 46 cases involving heated tobacco and vapour products at Hong Kong International Airport, Shenzhen Bay Control Point, and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Control Point. About 360,000 suspected products with an estimated market value of more than $10m were seized by Customs officers. The maximum penalty is a $50,000 fine and imprisonment for six months.
5th May 2022 - Asia, Hong Kong |

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 - Asia, Hong Kong |

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.