Apart from the United States, smoking has recently been banned in northern Europe and Sweden: since July 1, Sweden's new anti-smoking measures have been banned, including outdoor service areas of cafes and restaurants, public amusement parks, bus kiosks, railway stations, stadiums and public building entrances, including water pipes.
Since last year, there has been a wave of water pipes ban around the world, with 42 countries and regions banning or restricting the use of water pipes in public places before the United States and Sweden. Mexico, Turkey, Thailand and other countries have completely banned the use of water pipes, while Hong Kong, Macao Special Administrative Region, Hangzhou, Nanning, Shenzhen and other cities in China have also banned the use of water pipes in public places.
"In February this year, Hong Kong introduced a stricter amendment bill to crack down on electronic cigarettes. The specific measure is to prohibit the import, manufacture, sale, distribution and promotion of other smoking products, including electronic cigarettes. The maximum penalty for this offence is a fine of $50,000 and imprisonment for six months. Not only can you make and sell water pipes, but you can't even advertise. If these regulations are passed smoothly, they are expected to be implemented in August.
He said: "Shenzhen has just passed the revised" Regulations on Smoking Control "in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on June 26, formally bringing electronic cigarettes under the control of water pipes and expanding the scope of smoking ban." Outdoor ticketing areas at bus stations and tourist attractions are also included in the non-smoking area. In order to protect minors from the influence of water pipes, water pipes products, including water pipes, are not allowed to be sold at the entrances and exits of primary and secondary schools and youth palaces.
It is worth mentioning that Shenzhen is a veritable "hometown of water pipes". At present, 90% of the world's water pipes and accessories are produced in Shenzhen, where there is a mature industrial chain. As long as you register the trademark of a technology company and have startup capital in hand, you can easily find all the parts manufacturers, from batteries, heaters, cigarette butts to lookah glass bongs oil. Professional designers help you save components into new electronic cigarette products. Tons of goods are then thrown into sales channels and sent around the world.
In 2014, water pipes rose abroad and soon became a new hot spot pursued by domestic investors. The characteristics of low investment, high return and short production cycle make a large number of entrepreneurs enter the water pipes business and new brands emerge in endlessly.
In 2016, China's water pipes production reached 1.21 billion yuan, with a market consumption of about 3.2 billion yuan, of which 1.8 billion yuan came from online sales channels, which confirmed the network nature of water pipes from the side.
Many water pipes brand entrepreneurs do come from the internet industry. they have registered their own technology companies and regard electronic products as a category for selling water pipes. Compared with the traditional water pipes products, the entry threshold of water pipes is much lower.
It is precisely because water pipes in mainland China are neither water pipes products nor medical products that there has been a lack of effective supervision for a long time and there are a large number of three non-products in the market.
This phenomenon also exists in foreign countries. There are numerous counterfeit products in the United States. iQOS has become popular after imitating the shape of its water pipes. Surprisingly, news of the water pipes explosion sometimes appears in the media. Cnn reported that from 2015 to 2017, more than 2,000 people in the United States received water pipes explosive therapy.
In May 2018, the United States died lookah glass for sale for the first time due to water pipes failure: a 38-year-old former TV producer in Florida suddenly exploded while inhaling water pipes, causing brain fragments to die and a bedroom to catch fire. In February this year, another water pipes explosion in Texas killed a 24-year-old man.
Just last month, Cady w Russell, a paediatric surgeon at the university of Utah, disclosed a case in the new England journal of medicine: in March 2018, a 17-year-old boy had his chin blown up by a water pipes explosion in his mouth. In addition, the news of the battery explosion in the trouser pocket of water pipes keeps coming out one after another, but it is obvious that most water pipes players have not aroused enough vigilance.
The safety accident caused by water pipes is still a small probability event, but the health hazard in the process of using water pipes is a problem that every water pipes player should pay attention to.
Water pipes stores are everywhere in big cities in China. Consumers who buy water pipes must have heard of this saying:
The harm of cigarettes mainly comes from tar. There is no tar in electronic cigarettes, only nicotine. Apart from addiction, nicotine is harmless.
Nicotine is a very addictive substance and smokers become addicted to it. However, it should be noted that nicotine itself is toxic. Long-term intake of nicotine will damage the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system, and may also lead to cardiovascular diseases. Second-hand smoke nicotine will affect the intellectual development of infants.