On August 29, the Legislative Council of the Macao Special Administrative Region held a plenary meeting to pass the “Amendment of Law No. 5/2011 (Smoking Prevention and Control System”) in detail.
In the future, the Macao SAR will prohibit the manufacture, distribution, sale, import and export of electronic cigarettes and tobacco products for oral or inhalation, including the prohibition of carrying such products out of and into the Macao SAR. The law takes effect 90 days after its publication.
According to reports, after the law takes effect, e-cigarettes will no longer be able to enter the Macao SAR through any legal channels. Whether it is postal delivery, e-commerce, or smuggling, it is illegal. Violation of the above provisions will result in a fine of MOP 4,000. If you pass through Macau with e-cigarettes, your luggage will not enter Macau, but it will not be affected if you only transit or transit.
Macau Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ouyang Yu previously stated that the “New Tobacco Control Law” has been implemented for more than ten years, and the tobacco use rate in Macau has continued to decline. 16.6% gradually decreased to 10.7% in 2019, a relative decrease of 35.5%.
In addition, the Macao SAR government has banned the sale, advertisement and promotion of e-cigarettes since 2018, as well as the smoking of e-cigarettes in non-smoking locations. However, experts believe that the use of e-cigarettes by young people is on the rise, and it is necessary to strengthen control. It was revised and passed the new tobacco control law.
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