Washington: India has made a "historic" decision to ban such nicotine and tobacco products, making it a leader in the global fight against an adolescent e-cigarette epidemic. 19659002] On Wednesday, the government banned the manufacture, import and sale of e-cigarettes and similar products, citing health risks for people, especially adolescents. An ordinance is introduced, implying a criminal offense of up to three years' imprisonment and a fine.
The decision was taken by the Union's cabinet, chaired by US Prime Minister Narendra Modi
President of the Tobacco Free Campaign Matthew L Myers said that India's decision to ban the sale, manufacture, import and promotion of e-cigarettes nationwide was a "brave effort" Protecting teens from the risk of nicotine addiction.
He praised the government for such determined measures to prevent an e-cigarette epidemic among adolescents in India.
The rapid introduction of e-cigarettes in countries around the world poses new challenges for governments to protect young people and reduce tobacco consumption.
"Today, in a historic move, the Indian government has banned the sale, manufacture, import and promotion of e-cigarettes as part of a bold effort to protect adolescents from the risk of nicotine.
" Das Today's ban is historic for India and the world as India becomes a leader in the fight against an e-cigarette epidemic among adolescents, "it said in a statement on Wednesday.
Cig arettes of adolescents are a matter of grave concern since Consumption of nicotine in some form is unsafe, causes addiction and may adversely affect the development of the adolescent brain, said Myers' tactics of companies such as Juul and the widespread availability of e-cigarette flavors such as mango, mint and chewing gum, he said.  From social media influencers to celebrities, the marketing tactics of e-cigarette manufacturers are straight out of the Big Tobacco book, Myres said.  This tactic exposes a whole new generation of adolescent addictive substances and threatens to undermine decades of progress in curbing tobacco use. Governments around the world can not wait to take action against e – cigarettes.
Myres said that all countries need to take effective measures to prevent the use of e-cigarettes in young people and to prevent these products from undermining global efforts to curb tobacco consumption.