Wanna get our awesome news?
We will send you weekly news & updates. Isn't that cool?
Subscribe!

Actually we will not spam you and keep your personal data secure

Wanna get our awesome news?
We will send you emails only several times per week. Isn't that cool?
Subscribe!

Actually we will not spam you and keep your personal data secure

Tue, 15 Oct 2019

Northeast Today

Govt Bans E-Cigarettes in India

Govt Bans E-Cigarettes in India
September 18
15:59 2019

NET Bureau

The Union Cabinet in its meeting on Wednesday approved the banning of e-cigarettes in the country.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made the announcement.

Earlier, following an advisory from the health ministry, at least 12 states in India had banned Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). Health officials have proposed jail terms of up to three years, with a penalty of up to ₹5 lakh ($7,000), for repeat offenders against the new rules.

Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Jharkhand have taken steps to ban the use of ENDS.

The move came in the wake of the Delhi High Court taking strong exception to the Centre’s delay in coming up with appropriate measures to tackle the “new emerging threat” of e-cigarettes in the country. Recently, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), had also issued a similar order.

Source: Livemint

Tags
Share

Related Articles

0 Comments