India: 7th State Bans Vapes on Central Government’s Advice
It took less than a week for the Indian state of Tamil Nadu to ban vapor products after the central government urged all states to prohibit them. Tamil Nadu became the seventh Indian state to ban the sales of e-cigarettes.
The ban covers the manufacture, sale, distribution, trade, trade, marketing, import and possession of vaping products, according to the Times of India. The order from the Health and Family Welfare Department took effect immediately.
The state’s health minister C. Vijayabaskar had already promised in a June speech to the state assembly that a ban was forthcoming. “The ads of electronic cigarettes claim that they will not cause any harm,” Vijayabaskar told legislators. “The Tamil Nadu government has already banned chewable tobacco products. So, electronic cigarette will also be banned in the state.”