The Rajasthan government in Northern India has banned the production, distribution, advertisement and sale of e-cigarette in the state.
According to the health department officials, both online or offline sale, storage, production, distribution and advertisement of e-cigarettes in the state has been banned. Earlier Health Minister Raghu Sharma had set up a committee of experts to look into the adverse impacts of e-cigarettes and it found that there were indeed many, according to a story in the Deccan Herald.
He told the media that the government had opposed the promotion of e-cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes. “The committee found that e-cigarettes have ill-effect on mental health. So we decided to ban it,” said Sharma, the story states.