The state government is following the advice of a committee on tobacco control

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news Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 09:12

The Karnataka government is all set to implement a ban on e-cigarettes which contain nicotine, after it sent out a notification on the recommendation of a committee on tobacco control.

The Times of India quoted a member of the committee as saying:

“In February 2016, the state drugs controller wrote to the drug controller general of India, seeking a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes. The sale should be regulated since the nicotine in e-cigarettes falls under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. 

TOI also reported state health minister UT Khader as saying “It's shocking that even medical shops sell e-cigarettes. We must curb this in the interest of public health.

Karnataka will follow in the steps of Punjab, Maharashtra and Chandigarh where the production and sale of e-cigarettes with nicotine is already banned.

 

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