Govt bans e-cigarettes
An ordinance has been issued by the Indian government to ban the production, sales, transport, storage and advertisement of e-cigarettes. The crucial decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet considering the suggestion made by the Group of Ministers tasked to study the topic in detail. The information has been publicised by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who has headed the GoM tasked to study the topic of e-cigarettes.
The committee has reached a conclusion that e-cigarettes pose as much risk to health as normal cigarette. The cabinet has found that argument relevant.
It is a well known fact that e-cigarettes are not the healthy alternative to cigarettes. There are many reports which say that e-cigarettes are as harmful as normal cigarettes. As per a report, youngsters are more vulnerable to e-cigarettes than the rest.
Some organisations close to the e-cigarette industry could not digest the argument raised by the government to ban this kind of cigarette. As per their allegation, the ban has been imposed to help the conventional cigarette industry which has lost its strength in the industry due to the arrival of the modern cigarette.
Smoking is injurious to health. It is better to ban all kinds of cigarettes. Banning one and leaving the other to do whatever harm they can, only help to trigger unnecessary suspicion. If the intention is genuine, it is not wise to give a space to suspicion.
Photo Courtesy: Google/ images are subject to copyright