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Government tells Air India to stop selling electronic cigarettes

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1669 (Published 19 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1669
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

The Indian Health Ministry has written to the civil aviation ministry complaining that the national carrier Air India is selling tobacco free electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, on board, through the discount booklet known as Air Bazaar, in contravention of rules banning the advertising of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

The booklet features an image of a model smoking the cigarette as part of the advertisement.

The ministry argues that the action violates section …

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