In India, the situation surrounding the e-cigarette seems more and more precarious. While the Vape Expo India was not allowed, we now learn that the e-cigarette could be banned in Rajasthan province.
It's still bad news coming from India. Indeed, the government of Rajasthan is preparing to ban the electronic cigarette is Kali Charan Saraf, the health minister of Rajasthan who made the announcement a few days ago.
Speaking to an NGO during a seminar on "Rajasthan without tobaccoThe minister also said he was considering issuing licenses for the sale of tobacco. According to him " If you want to stop smoking, you have to do it instantly and with a lot of will".
During the seminar, Kali Charan Saraf said that the state government had committed to liberating Rajasthan from tobacco adding " If the world prohibits tobacco and its manufacture, then a state can also prohibit it. However, if only one state banned tobacco, it will stimulate smuggling. That's why the government is educating people about the harmful effects of tobacco so people can stop".
The President of the Rajasthan Commission on Human Rights, the judge Prakash Chandra Tatia, for its part, states that tobacco should be totally banned. No clarification has been provided regarding the ban on e-cigarettes.