Seizure of Contraband E-cigarettes in Kazakhstan's Ust-Kamenogorsk City

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Seizure of Contraband E-cigarettes in Kazakhstan's Ust-Kamenogorsk City
Kazakhstan's financial monitoring agency seized e-cigarette products worth around $80,000 in Ushtykamenogorsk due to unpaid consumption taxes, leading to potential health risks for youth.

According to a report from Almaty, Kazakhstan, on October 5th, the financial monitoring agency (AFM) in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, seized e-cigarette products worth approximately 8 million tenge (about 120,000 yuan). The products included disposable devices and e-liquid.


The staff of the financial monitoring agency in Ust-Ilimsk conducted an unannounced inspection at commercial points in the city, resulting in the seizure of 2000 e-cigarette devices that had not paid consumer taxes. In addition to the confiscated devices, the sellers also face significant fines. All relevant case materials have been submitted to the court.


According to medical research, the use of e-cigarettes and other devices has been found to have a negative impact on the health of adolescents, affecting their memory, attention span, self-control, and learning abilities adversely. Alibek Abdilov, official representative of the financial monitoring agency, has advised parents to monitor their children's health and the items they purchase.


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