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Apr 13, 2022 08:48 PM
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Flavored Vapes Banned From October as New E-Cigarette Rules Approved

A man tries an e-cigarette in Shanghai in May 2021. Photo: VCG
A man tries an e-cigarette in Shanghai in May 2021. Photo: VCG

China’s market regulator has approved national technical standards for e-cigarettes set to come into effect on Oct. 1, as part of a new regulatory regime that will ban flavored vapes — including those which contain no nicotine.

The State Administration for Market Regulation released the policy document on Tuesday, laying out technical rules on what counts as an e-cigarette, as well as what they can contain and how they should be used.

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