India BANS e-cigarettes as global backlash against vaping gathers pace

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By Faith Ridler for mailonline

India has announced a ban on the import, sale and production of e-cigarettes as a global backlash against vaping gathers pace.

The ban comes a day after New York became the second US state to forbid flavoured e-cigarettes following a string of vaping-linked deaths. 

'The decision was made keeping in mind the impact that e-cigarettes have on the youth of today,' India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday.  

She added that e-cigarettes were becoming an increasing health risk, as they were being used as a 'style statement' and not as a tobacco cessation product.

E-cigarettes do not 'burn' but instead heat up a liquid - tasting of everything from bourbon to bubblegum and which usually contains nicotine - that turns into vapour and is inhaled.

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