Centre asks states to ban e-cigarettes

Wed 29 Aug 2018, 11:53:05
The health ministry has asked states to ban Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-cigarettes, Vape, e-Sheesha, e-Hookah etc. to protect severe health risks to children, adolescents and women of reproductive age.

“As such, the states/Union Territories are advised, in larger public health interest and in order to

prevent the initiation of ENDS by non-smokers and youth with special attention to vulnerable groups, to ensure that any Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-Cigarettes are not sold (including online sale), manufactured, distributed,” the ministry said in an advisory issued to all states on Tuesday.

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