The official website of China's State Tobacco Monopoly Administration issued a number of documents on April 15, stipulating guidelines for the production, wholesale, retail and traceability of electronic cigarettes.
Chinese authorities, including the Ministry of Public Security, have jointly launched a campaign to crack down on the selling of electronic cigarettes to minors and other related activities.
On the evening of November 26, China amended its tobacco monopoly law to include e-cigarettes, stepping up regulation of the fast-growing vaping industry in the world's largest tobacco market.
Chinese government authorities on March 22 suggested that the country’s tobacco industry regulations might also be applied to e-cigarettes and vaping products.
Weibo withdrew the emoji that represents “cool” from the emoji stickers of its international version, indicating the phase-out of “smoking emoji” from Weibo’s mobile client and PC client. Beijing Tobacco Control Association (BTCA) applauded this act and urged Tencent to follow suit as soon as possible. “Ku” originated from “cool” of foreign culture, meaning “awesome, […]