• June 22, 2024

Vietnam Taking Measures to Manage Illegal Vapes

 Vietnam Taking Measures to Manage Illegal Vapes

Credit: Harvepino

Credit: Harvepino

The Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh, has requested that authorities take various measures to manage the country’s illegal e-cigarette market.

Chinh has requested that the Ministry of Health communicate more about the harmful impacts of e-cigarettes and propose solutions to restrict the market.

The Ministry of Finance would instruct customs to manage the transportation of e-cigarettes through the border and to tackle smuggling, according to media reports.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade needs to manage the domestic market and fine individuals and organizations that sell e-cigarettes.

This move is strange because last month, the Ministry of Industry and Trade was assigned the task of presiding over and coordinating with ministries and ministerial-level agencies to develop appropriate regulations to manage the products.