The consumer advocacy group has offered to provide support to the government for the formulation of the policy.
E-cigarettes are less harmful alternative to tobacco smoking and is one possible intervention that would go a long towards saving lives of smokers, as seen in developed countries like the US, UK and European Union, Samrat Chowdhery, director AVI said today.
He said at a press conference here that the government should regulate e-cigarette instead of making any move to ban it.
While the state government has made appreciable efforts to discourage smokers through taxation and tobacco control measures, the impact has been inadequate the current 5.6 per cent decline in smoking rate may not save many lives. That calls for rollout of additional intervention measures by the government, he said.
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