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INDIA: Towards a total ban on e-cigarettes in the country?

INDIA: Towards a total ban on e-cigarettes in the country?

It's not good to be a vaper in India and it's not really new! But if the e-cigarette is regulated in many states in India today, it is getting closer and closer to a total ban promulgated by the government.


Narendra Damodardas Modi, Prime Minister from 2014

A PROHIBITION PROVIDED FOR IN THE "100 DAYS OF MODI" PROGRAM


According to officials informed of developments in India, the Ministry of Health decided to ban the e-cigarette after classifying nicotine inhalers in the category "drugs".

A notification on this subject should probably be published shortly, sources told the newspaper. Livemint", Adding that the proposal to ban vaping products was part of 100's government days program of Narendra Damodardas Modi, prime minister and grand prize winner of the 2019 legislative elections.

«Regulatory measures to prevent the use of the e-cigarette are necessary. These are products imported without a license and widely sold online. The Ministry is now considering banning this product "Said an official of the Ministry of Health.

Under the Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Act, the center can not ban e-cigarettes, but only regulate sales, leaving the government with a dilemma as to how to ban devices. . However, at a previous meeting of the Drug Advisory Committee, experts had concluded that such devices fell within the definition of "drug" within the meaning of Section 3 (b) of 1940's Drug and Cosmetic Act. (DCA) and could therefore be banned.

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