Hong Kong Customs and the Department of Health took joint action on April 28th to crack down on the illegal sale of smoking alternative products in 15 upstairs and street shops in Wan Chai, Kwun Tong, Mong Kok, Sham Shui Po, Tsuen Wan and Yuen Long in Hong Kong. A total of 50,000 suspected nicotine products were seized. Those products have a market value of 2.38 million yuan. The customs arrested 20 people, including shop owners and employees, aged 20 to 41 years.
Earlier, the Hong Kong Customs and the Department of Health received reports that some retail outlets selling vaping products, carrying out illegal activities. There are some retail stores that sell legitimate products on the surface, such as atomizers and accessories, and secretly sell products with nicotine ingredients like e-liquid/vape juice. Although the products are not labeled with nicotine, some brands checked by the Department of Health have found it inside in the past. Those products are being tested.