We know that on Dec. 10, 2017, the influencer Fluke of Thailand was arrested in his car because an electronic cigarette was found in his car. Thailand has become an electronic cigarette lover’s hell on earth since then. Now, Hongkong is also becoming terrible Thailand like before.
A 26-year-old man in Hong Kong was arrested recently for carrying several electronic cigarettes and multiple boxes of cigarettes. He was fined HK$5,000 and required to pay more than HK$10,000 in a West Kowloon Court on the 7th, the Hong Kong Wen Reporting reported.
This incident, known as the first conviction in Hong Kong since the new policy address announced that electronic cigarettes would be banned completely!
According to reports, the defendant surnamed Xu is believed to be an vaper himself. According to the case, the defendant was intercepted by the police when he claimed that he had been entrusted by a friend to a store selling electronic cigarettes in Mongkok to collect several and many boxes of electronic cigarettes for delivery to another person.
On the morning of October 10, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Lin Zheng Yue-e, issued a policy address for 2018, saying that the sale of electronic cigarettes would be banned completely, but that was only a proposal, and no legislation had been passed yet.
Moreover, in proposing a total ban on e-cigarettes, only mention the prohibition of import, manufacture, sale, distribution and promotion of e-cigarettes and other new smoking products, and did not respond to the question whether it would be illegal for citizens to bring in and use e-cigarettes for their own use.
No legislation has been passed, and it has not been said that it can not be carried, but only that the smoke contains “trace nicotine”, which is safe, not carrying nicotine alone. The West Kowloon Court of Hong Kong has convicted the court of “selling unregistered pharmaceutical products”, “illegal sale” and “possessing the first poison”.
Hong Kong is famous for its rule of law society. The rule of law is also known as one of the core values of Hong Kong society. But what kind of “rule of law society” is it now?
After cracking down on electronic cigarettes severely, Thailand finally realized that this counter-trend has brought about a huge negative impact. In October this year, Thailand began to consider legalizing the import of electronic cigarettes and lifting the ban on import of electronic cigarettes ban with tax payment according to China. com.
The Hongkong government, instead of reflecting on Thailand’s practice, has stepped ahead of Thailand’s erroneous practices.