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India Bans E-Cigarettes

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India Bans E-Cigarettes

2019-09-18 13:41:501 Oct 2018 01:53 AM EST

On Wednesday, India's cabinet banned production and import of electronic cigarettes. It's a public health move that is seen dashing the expansion plans of companies such as Juul Labs and Philip Morris. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told a media briefing that an executive order will be passed to ban the products. But India has 106 million adult smokers, making it a lucrative market for firms such as Juul and Philip Morris. India's health ministry had proposed to ban the devices in the public interest. 

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