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(CGTN) Chinese tobacco regulators are calling for comprehensive awareness and control on electronic cigarettes – an alternative to cigarettes which currently operates in a regulatory gray area under the country’s nationwide ban for public smoking, according to thepaper.cn.


"We are currently calling for relevant departments to look into regulation for standardized control on e-cigarettes and prohibit its public use like tobacco," says Zhang Jianshu, president of the Beijing Tobacco Control Association.


Currently there’re no regulations on e-cigarettes in China when it comes to tobacco control, healthcare or production management, nor the use of e-cigarettes in public places, for the device is not formally regulated as a tobacco product, thepaper reports.


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A Chinese research shows young people start using e-cigarettes because they are fashionable, but then often start smoking regular cigarettes as a consequence.. /VCG Photo



The call to ban e-cigarettes in public comes after several high-profile incidents have raised a red flag on the issue.


Last month, two Air China pilots’ licenses were revoked after a vaping incident in the cockpit sent the plane to an emergency descent of more than 6,500 meter (21,000 feet) due to the sudden loss of cabin pressure.


In the same week, a passenger smoking an e-cigarette in a Beijing subway carriage stirred debate on social media about whether or not e-cigarettes should be considered smoking.

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A man uses an iQOS e-cigarette at an outlet in London, Britain. /VCG Photo



Invented by a Chinese pharmacist in 2003, e-cigarettes are commonly believed to be safer than tobacco cigarettes and may help smokers quit. However, some experts are warning that e-cigarettes are not harmless, and have called into question their usefulness in helping people to stop smoking, reports gbtimes.


E-cigarettes usually contain nicotine, which makes second-hand smoke from e-cigarettes harmful, according to Zhang.

As of now, a few Chinese cities have taken steps to regulate e-cigarettes as a tobacco product. For example, authorities in Hangzhou City in east China's Zhejiang Province have included inhaling or exhaling vapor as smoking.

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Just regulate the harmful chemicals used !
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ceciliazhang Post time: 2018-8-3 11:07
A man uses an iQOS e-cigarette at an outlet in London, Britain. /VCG Photo

Invented by a Chinese  ...
Invented by a Chinese pharmacist in 2003, e-cigarettes are commonly believed to be safer than tobacco cigarettes and may help smokers quit.


Actually, they were re-invented by Chinese pharmacologist Hon Lik, in 2003. He is credited with inventing the modern e-cigarette. They were first patented in the United States, in 1930, by Joseph  Robinson. A working e-cigarette was patented in 1965, by Herbert A. Gilbert.
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Motika Post time: 2018-8-3 20:53
Just regulate the harmful chemicals used !

Pray tell ... what harmful chemicals are used? As far as is currently known, the chemicals used are Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerine (VG), natural and artificial flavours, and optionally, nicotine. PG and VG are both used in everyday consumer products (including food), as are the flavourings, and nicotine is naturally found in various vegetables, such as potatoes, green tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and green bell peppers.These same ingredients are also found in the government approved Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) product known as the Nicotrol Inhaler. NRT products are government approved "quit-smoking-aids".
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ceciliazhang Post time: 2018-8-3 11:05
A Chinese research shows young people start using e-cigarettes because they are fashionable, but th ...
A Chinese research shows young people start using e-cigarettes because they are fashionable, but then often start smoking regular cigarettes as a consequence..


I would like to see their research on this because current worldwide research shows the opposite effect. As a matter of fact, since this article does not provide the source of this research, I highly doubt it even exists.
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