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E-cigarettes: it is imperative to enter the industry system

  The first blue book of China's e-cigarette industry, "e-tobacco industry regulatory report" (2019), was released at cool water pipes tsinghua university's xiong zhixing building on August 29, 2019.

  The blue book was compiled by the public health and technology supervision research group at tsinghua university.The book cites materials from the world health organization, the us food and drug administration (FDA), the eu tobacco directive, Chinese tobacco magazines and other countries and regions around the world.More than 5,000 publications were retrieved, with a total report of more than 100,000 words.

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  According to the research team, WebofScience is an excellent platform for browsing, analyzing and tracking academic topics offered by Thomson Reuters, which retrieved 5,277 global publications on e-cigarettes (the English name for e-cigarettes) between 2005 and 2019.Judging from this year's publication release, it is clear that research on e-cigarettes has grown by leaps and bounds since 2014.The number rose to 406 from 166 the previous year, to 1,139 in 2018.Unsurprisingly, the number of e-cigarette studies published in 2019 will be no lower than in 2018.

  "We are trying to convey information about e-cigarettes objectively from two aspects," said yan fei, an associate professor of sociology at tsinghua university who led the research team."One is the effect of the electronic products on the human body, and the other is how the government should effectively regulate the new fast-selling products that are emerging with huge market space," said yan fei, an associate professor of sociology and head of the research team at tsinghua university.

  The effects of traditional alternatives to cigarettes on the human body have been controversial since Chinese pharmacist han li invented e-cigarettes in 2003.Just over a week ago, domestic media reported "the first e-cigarette death in the United States." the topic even appeared on a "hot search list" on weibo, but tracing the source of the incident proved to oil rigs be an ongoing investigation, possibly related to marijuana use.Other media reported that "e-cigarettes are five times more harmful than traditional cigarettes," but the article did not mention any clinical studies.Whether it's in China, where e-cigarettes are on the rise, or in the United States, where they're at 13 percent, the public is looking at flowers in the fog.".

  Blue book cited by the world health organization's authority in electronic cigarettes research: in 2014, the world health organization (who) to the "convention on tobacco control" a report submitted to the conference of the parties the sixth conference, summed up the limitations of academic debate about electronic cigarettes and the limited nature of evidence, at the same time, given the current existing research and expert opinion.Five years later, the world health organization's (who) 2019 report on the global tobacco epidemic retains many of the conclusions of the 2014 report, and the limitations of evidence have not improved.E-cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, and if regular smokers can completely replace cigarettes with well-controlled e-cigarettes, they may be less toxic, but not harmless, the study said.

  But the 'good regulation' mentioned in the glass pipes report has not been achieved in China.""According to our research, the e-cigarette market in China is still in a period of rapid growth, which is very bad for the industry and its development," said yan.

  But on the other hand, due to the lack of clear industry standards and regulatory mechanisms, some enterprises pursue short-term profits, "smoke bombs" poor quality, oil leakage, battery quality is not up to standard and other harmful consumer behavior occurs.The barriers to the industry are so low that people think e-cigarette companies can make them for a million or two million dollars."Some small manufacturers leave in order to make a lot of money, the research and development of products, quality control is simply not in place."Said an industry insider.

  Therefore, the "blue book" strongly recommends the implementation of industrial legislation and regulatory regimes.Specific strategies include the classification and regulation of products -- for example, nicotine-free products such as atomized coffee are managed differently from nicotine-free products such as atomized coffee.The most common nicotine atomization system on the market can be divided into batteries, atomization equipment and smoke bombs, of which batteries and atomization equipment belong to electronic products, the true content of nicotine is tobacco bombs, so it is necessary to monitor each sub-component according to the actual situation of the product;In addition, in the use of the site of production and sales, the whole process should be managed.