If you’re one of many Beijingers who lives life in a cloud of vape juice, then you may have heard tell of shifting tides in the electronic cigarette industry.

Some of you may have even been urged by your suppliers to stock up on your favorite flavor – but are these nicotine mongers just trying to make an extra buck in commission, or do they know something we don’t?

In fact, there is good reason to believe that flavored vapes may soon be banned. Earlier this month, the government released a draft bill to the public for comment that, in its current form, would “forbid the selling of flavored e-cigarettes such as marijuana flavor and other flavors that can easily induce minors.” The flavors that would be banned are by no means set in stone, but the draft does propose a list of 122 flavors that regulators should consider prohibiting, including numerous fruit and alcohol flavors.

But if canceling your favorite flavor doesn’t get you to quit, maybe higher prices will. Regulators also say that they are considering levying new taxes on e-cigarette sales, according to Xinhua reporting.

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Joey Knotts – The Beijinger – 2021-12-31.

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