Home »Current Affairs » Articles »Electronic Cigarette

Electronic Cigarette

Posted on : 30 Nov 2019

Views: 449

  • The Commerce Ministry has asked the Health Ministry to frame a law banning manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in the country as in the absence of a domestic legislation, it would not be possible to put a blanket ban on its imports’-cigarettes are set to be banned entirely on grounds that they are “drugs”.
  • An electronic cigarette (or e-cig) is a battery-powered vaporizer that mimics tobacco smoking. It works by heating up nicotine liquid, called “juice”.
  • Nicotine juice (or e-juice) comes in various flavours and nicotine levels.
  • E-liquid contains vegetable glycerine (a material used in all types of food and personal care products, like toothpaste) Propylene glycol(a solvent most commonly used in fog machines). Propylene glycol is the ingredient that produces thicker clouds of vapour.
  • Proponents of e-cigs argue that the practice is healthier than traditional cigarettes because users are only inhaling water vapour and nicotine.
  • As e-cigarettes contain nicotine and not tobacco, they do not fall within the ambit of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA), which mandates stringent health warnings on the packaging and advertisements of tobacco products.

Article Related Questions

  1. 1.The Commerce Ministry has put a blanket ban on the import of Electronic cigarettes.
    2.They contain vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol and tobacco.
    3.They do not fall within the ambit of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003.
    Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

  2. 1.1 and 3 only

    2.1 and 2 only

    3.2 and 3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 1 and 2 only

Read More Current-Affairs Articles





See More Products