The Government approves a sweeping ban on e-cigarettes
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the decision was taken following recommendations of a Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by her
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These are basically devices that do not burn or use tobacco leaves.
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Instead, they vaporise a solution using a battery. This vapour is then inhaled by the user.
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The ordinance prohibits storage of any stock of e-cigarettes
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The government said the decision to ban e-cigarettes is aimed at protecting the youth, the section that is most vulnerable to the health hazards of e-cigarettes
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“Smoking e-cigarettes poses health hazards through nicotine and other chemical ingredients”, said I&B minister Prakash Javadekar
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The ordinance will come into force once approved by the President. It will be converted into a bill in the next session of Parliament
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