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INDIA: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir gets a deadline to allow the sale of e-cigarettes.

INDIA: The Government of Jammu and Kashmir gets a deadline to allow the sale of e-cigarettes.

In India, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has just given the government six more weeks to file an affidavit against a petition seeking approval for the sale and use of e-cigarettes in the country. State.


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In India, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir has just granted the government a deadline. The Advocate General stated that the government should file its response to the plea within six weeks.

Mushtaq Ahmed Shah has petitioned to ask the authorities to allow the use and sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or, where appropriate, to regulate them. He called for the establishment of a committee to conduct appropriate research and analysis on e-cigarettes and then to formulate regulations for the use and sale of ENDS.

Mushtaq Ahmed Shah says that smoking could easily be halted if e-cigarettes that have less harmful effects than tobacco products were used. He adds that this could allow smokers like him to switch to safer methods of nicotine use. The overall goal of reducing dependency and the use of electronic cigarettes is a first step.

The 12 last March, the Central Drug Regulator ordered all drug controllers in the States and territories of the Union not to authorize the manufacture, sale, import and advertising of electronic nicotine delivery systems including electronic cigarettes in their respective jurisdictions.

« Since Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, have not yet been approved under the 1940 Drug and Cosmetics Act, you are asked to ensure that nicotine delivery devices are not sold (including online), manufactured, distributed, traded, imported and advertised in your jurisdiction ", Specified the control of the regulator.

In August, the Ministry of Health issued a notice to all states to stop the manufacture, sale and import of ENDS. Following the MoHFW's opinion, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology also proposed an amendment to the 2018 information technology rules (intermediary guidelines) to prohibit advertising on e-commerce. -Cigarettes.

Currently, 12 Indian states prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes because of its potentially harmful effects on health.

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