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Govt's e-cigarette ban faces first legal challenge in Kolkata court

The government banned the sale, import and manufacture of e-cigarettes this month and warned of an "epidemic" among young people

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The ban on electronic cigarettes has been challenged in a court in Kolkata, marking the start of the first legal battle against the anti-vaping decision.

The government banned the sale, import and manufacture of e-cigarettes this month and warned of an “epidemic” among young people. The move could dash the expansion plans of companies such as Juul Labs and Philip Morris International in the country. Two separate challenges have been filed to the high court in Kolkata, by e-cigarette importer Plume Vapour and another company named Woke Vapours, according to court listing records publicly available online.

A senior health ministry official in

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 12:58 AM IST

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