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TN bans e-cigarettes, prohibits online sale too

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Clamping down on use of e-cigarettes, the government has issued a government order banning its manufacture, sale and possession with immediate effect in the state.

"The government...prohibits the manufacture, sale (including online sale), of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), knows as or by any other name or component with immediate effect in Tamil Nadu," the order said.

Listing the ill-effects of using e-cigarettes, the GO said it is a myth that it is less harmful than beedis and cigarettes.

The government order (GO) comes after Minister C Vijayabaskar's announcement on June 14 this year in the state Assembly that would be banned.

The ban covers distribution, trade, display, marketing, advertisement, use, import and possession of as well, the GO dated September 3 said.

The Director of Public and Preventive Medicine has been instructed to strictly implement the order, the order said.

Listing the ill-effects of using e-cigarettes, the GO said it is a myth that it is less harmful than beedis and cigarettes.

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

First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:30 IST
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