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
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.
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.