Studies show that while smoking increases the risk of cancer with time, vaping for just one year can cause serious lung damage and seizures.
Evolution of e-cigarettes: A timeline of the rise of vaping devices and subsequent ban in multiple countries
A draft ordinance that the Health Ministry had proposed suggests a jail term of up to one year along with a penalty of Rs 1 lakh against first-time violators
Love, care have nothing to do with govt's e-cigarette ban; absurd to think people will stop vaping once stocks dry up
The ban on e-cigarettes and vaping devices is a win-win situation for the govt as on the one hand, it styles itself as a benefactor of public health, on the other hand, it puts a friendly arm around the tobacco industry and ensures that the jobs of those employed by it remain intact
US-based group praises India's move to ban e-cigarettes, says a 'bold effort' to protect youth from nicotine addiction
India has become a leader in the global fight against a youth e-cigarette epidemic by taking a "historic" decision to ban such nicotine and tobacco products, a US-based top advocacy group has said
Tobacco farmers, merchants in Gujarat urge Centre to reconsider ban on e-cigarettes, say farmers will be severely affected
An organization of tobacco farmers and merchants in Gujarat on Wednesday urged the Union government to reconsider its decision to ban e-cigarettes.
The Indian prohibition will be imposed through an executive order and will include jail terms of up to three years for offenders.
Over 11 lakh railway employees to get productivity-linked bonus; Prakash Javadekar says incentive to equal 78 days' wages
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the move will benefit 11.52 lakh railway employees who will get 78 days wages as bonus
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam addressed a press conference today in Delhi to announce that the Cabinet has approved the decision to ban e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery-operated hand-held devices that resemble cigarettes, but don’t burn tobacco.
E-cigarettes, vapes to be banned nationwide as Cabinet brands them a harmful 'style statement' for India's youth
The ban is yet to be implemented, and may lapse if it doesn't seek the approval of lawmakers and the President, which will likely be sought in November this year.
India bans production and import of e-cigarettes in 'public health move' pending final session in November
India has 106 million adult smokers, making it a lucrative market for firms such as Juul and Philip Morris.
Policy should be viewed as tuner knobs, dialling up and down policies based on their success, instead of on-and-off switches.
Trade body asks Centre to reconsider proposed e-cigarette ban, calls for regulation and standardisation
E-cigarettes are handheld battery powered electronic devices which heat a liquid formulation — often containing nicotine — to create a vapour which can be inhaled.
The study involved almost 19,000 people in England who had tried to quit smoking in the preceding 12 months
Study finds e-cigarettes might encourage smokers to try vaping as a way to wean off traditional cigarettes
British researchers have found a strong association between e-cigarettes display and teenagers who intend to try smoking them in the future
Television advertisements for e-cigarettes may be enticing current and even former tobacco smokers to reach for another cigarette
E-cigarettes are currently unregulated, meaning they can be sold to youths and are openly advertised, unlike cigarette-makers which must follow strict rules about where and how their products are marketed.