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India Scored A Self-Goal With Its E-Cigarette Ban

Celebrated by many in the tobacco control field, India with much ado banned the sale of e-cigarettes two years ago. The decision was taken to protect the country’s youth following news from the US about alarming rise in teen use, with the final straw being the spate of deaths there due to e-cigarettes. Since then, as evidence keeps mounting for the relative safety of e-cigarettes compared to combustible cigarettes, which they are replacing, the reasons provided for the ban appear to be on shaky ground, putting India in a shrinking outlier group of prohibition countries, while over 100 have opted for the regulatory route, which includes the entire developed world, and a host of developing nations from Asia, Latin America to Africa.........Read more