Medical experts in the Pune have welcomed the ban on 'e-cigarettes'. According to the draft ordinance, the storage of e-cigarettes shall now also be punishable with imprisonment up to six months or fine up to Rs 50,000 or both.
Pulmonologist Vaibhav Pandarkar of Columbia Asia Hospital, said, "Every day there are 1-2 patients who are addicted to e-cigarettes. Symptoms are chest pain, cough, nausea, fever or vomiting. Mostly we have youngsters who are addicted to cigarettes or e-hookah."