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E-Cigarette Ban Wipes out Less Harmful Option for Smokers: Experts

Banning e-cigarettes may deprive Indian smokers of a substantially less harmful alternative, experts have warned calling any such move as against public health and with adverse consequences.

Some states in India, including Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Punjab, Maharashtra and Kerala, have prohibited sales of e-cigarettes, while tobacco cigarettes remain legal.

According to media reports, the Union Health Ministry has recently ruled out acceptability of e-cigarettes in the light of research findings by experts who concluded that they have cancer-causing properties, are highly addictive, and do not offer a safer alternative to tobacco-based smoking products.

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