The E-cigarette ban in India—A step in the right direction?

Uchilla S. Vishal Rao, Gururaj Arakeri, Sambhavi Ravishankar, Ankita Kar, Shalini Thakur, Ryan J. Li, K. V. Dhananjay, Tejaswi Surya, Pankaj Chaturvedi, Ricardo S. Gomez, Peter A. Brennan

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Abstract

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are a popular method to help quit tobacco smoking. However, there is a paucity of data in the literature on their safety and efficacy. Recently, the Indian Government has called for a ban on all e-cigarettes and taken steps to restrict access to vaping products from the market. This major decision was an attempt to safeguard the younger population from using e-cigarette and their possible longer-term addiction together with its promotions by domestic industries. In this article, we evaluate the role of e-cigarettes to help stop smoking tobacco cessation and consider the factors that have facilitated the ban on e-cigarettes in India.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-620
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Oral Pathology and Medicine
Volume49
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2020

Keywords

  • addiction
  • cancer
  • e-cigarette
  • safety
  • smoking
  • toxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Cancer Research
  • Periodontics

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