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Feature Briefing

E-cigarettes latest: users on the up but rules tighten

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 27 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6444

Rapid Response:

E-cigarettes - Subject to the same restrictions as tobacco products.

Ban the use of e-cigarettes wherever smoking is banned. Prohibit the promotion of e-cigarettes in print, on TV, on radio and lifestyle advertising. Ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. E-cigarettes set to be banned in India soon. The Union health ministry has decided to ban these “nicotine inhalers” through proper legislation soon. E-cigarette smoking declared illegal in Punjab, 18 districts of Punjab have already been declared no smoking districts.

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 November 2014
Dr.Rajiv Kumar
Associate Professor, Deptt. of Pharmacology
Dr.Jagjit Singh
Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh 160030. INDIA
House No- 1156 B, Sector 32 B, Chandigarh , 160030. INDIA.