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Punjab police issues warning on sale of e-cigarettes

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Punjab police has issued notices to various e-commerce portals for violating the Drugs and Cosmetics Act by selling e-cigarettes.

"Punjab police's cyber crime wing has issued notices to different e-commerce portals for selling e-cigarettes," an official spokesperson said.

"It becomes significant to prohibit these internet sites from selling e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) devices containing nicotine in chemical form which is addictive and lethal," the spokesperson said.

E-cigarette have been declared as an "unapproved drug" by State Drug Controller since 2013.

"Court cases have been initiated in Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and Mohali district against vendors selling e-cigarettes," the spokesperson said.

Earlier, State Tobacco Control Cell had also issued awareness notices to e-commerce sites that were violating the Drugs and Cosmetics Act by selling unapproved drugs like e-cigarettes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Wed, August 31 2016. 16:42 IST