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Vapes banned, but not gutka or tobacco

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Published Sep 19, 2019, 1:12 am IST
Updated Sep 19, 2019, 1:12 am IST
For subsequent offenders the fine goes up to Rs 5 lakh, with up to three years of jail.
Incidentally, health minister Harsh Vardhan was not in the country and so was not a party to the cabinet decision.
 Incidentally, health minister Harsh Vardhan was not in the country and so was not a party to the cabinet decision.

New Delhi: Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, may have been the rage at your local lounge bar, but no more. The government on Wednesday banned e-cigarettes, setting a stiff fine of Rs 1 lakh for first-time violators, as well as up to one year of jailtime. For subsequent offenders the fine goes up to Rs 5 lakh, with up to three years of jail.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who headed the group of ministers on e-cigarettes, announced that the production, import, distribution and sale of e-cigarettes had been banned as they pose a health risk, especially to the youth. It was banned by ordinance and will be converted to a bill in the next parliament session.

 

Incidentally, health minister Harsh Vardhan was not in the country and so was not a party to the cabinet decision.

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