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Tamil Nadu bans the sale of e-cigarettes with immediate effect 'Sep-2018'



Tamil Nadu bans the sale of e-cigarettes with immediate effect: Details, Aim, Reason, Highlights

The Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu on 12th September 2018, released a government order dated 3rd September 2018, banning manufacture, sale, distribution, trade, marketing, import and possession of the Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), known as e-cigarettes, with immediate effect.

The advisory order was duly undersigned by State Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan. 

The ban on ENDS or e-cigarettes comes as a follow up of an announcement made by state health minister C Vijay Baskar in the state assembly on June 14, 2018. The minister stated that the Tamil Nadu government has already banned chewable tobacco products and will soon be banning the electronic cigarette in the state.

According to reports, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in August had also called for regulating e-cigarettes including a ban on the indoor use. It is also considered as harmful to children and there have been allegations that the use of e-cigarettes is increasing among the children below 18 years old.

Tamil Nadu (India)

Statehood: 26th January 1950

Capital: Chennai

Largest City: Chennai

Districts: 32

Official Languages: Tamil & English

Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

Chief Minister: Edappadi K. Palaniswami (AIADMK)


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