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Last updated: September 23rd 2021

Penalties

Sales Restrictions

Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation
Analysis

A violation of the ban on vending machines or internet sales may be subject to license suspension or cancellation and/or a fine of up to 1000 yuan.

Location-based Sales Restrictions

Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Warning
Analysis

Under the Tobacco Monopoly Licensing Management Regulations, a violation of the prohibition on tobacco sales near primary and secondary schools may be subject to license suspension or cancellation and/or a fine of up to 1000 yuan.

Under the Law on the Protection of Minors, a violation is subject to a warning, confiscation of illegal gains, and possibly a fine of up to 50,000 yuan. Repeat or aggravated offenses are subject to license suspension, cancellation, and possibly a fine between 50,000 and 500,000 yuan.

Minimum Retail Package Size

N/A
Analysis

The law does not regulate the minimum size of tobacco product packages; therefore, there are no associated penalties.

Minimum Legal Sales Age

Fine, Business License Suspension or Revocation, Warning
Analysis

Under the Law on the Protection of Minors, a violation is subject to a warning, confiscation of illegal gains, and possibly a fine of up to 50,000 yuan. Repeat or aggravated offenses are subject to license suspension, cancellation, and possibly a fine between 50,000 and 500,000 yuan.