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Reuters exclusively reports India proposes ban on e-cigarettes, with jail terms for offenders

Reuters exclusively reports India proposes ban on e-cigarettes, with jail terms for offenders

Reuters exclusively reported that India’s health ministry has proposed a ban on the production and import of electronic cigarettes, potentially jeopardizing the expansion plans of big firms like Juul Labs and Philip Morris International. The ministry has proposed that the government issue an executive order banning the devices in the public interest, saying it was needed to ensure e-cigarettes don’t become an “epidemic” among children and young adults.