Jharkhand government banned the sale and usage of e-cigarettes in the state, according to an official notification.
“E-cigarettes are the new method of nicotine use. It affects the embryos in a pregnant woman. It also causes a mental problem. The sale, distribution, advertisement, import and usage of e-cigarettes have been banned with immediate effect,” the notification issued by the state’s health department said.
“E-cigarettes usually contain ingredients like propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol, mixed with concentrated flavours and optionally, a variable percentage of nicotine,” it added.
with inputs from news agencies.