According to the news of the salisbury journal on November 16, Andrej Kuttruf, CEO of British e-cigarette retailer Evapo, has called on the British government to impose higher fines on businesses selling illegal e-cigarettes, saying, Illegal e-cigarette products sold on the black market are causing potentially harmful effects to consumers and threatening healthy competition across the industry.
Recently, Kutrov is expanding his e-cigarette business to Salisbur (southern English city), and found that several new stores have been exposed to sell illegal e-cigarettes, three of which were raided by the local market regulator on November 10.
Mr Kutrov said he was concerned about the public health implications of the sale of illegal e-cigarettes. He said the products were not tested for quality assurance, so consumers did not know what was in the products, and suppliers were only looking to make a quick buck regardless of the harmful substances they might contain.
In addition, he also noted that illegal merchants selling cheap and illegal e-cigarettes may cause vicious competition in the e-cigarette industry.