Our Ban Has Failed: Time for India to Regulate Vapes

April 04, 2024 by filtermag.org

Our Ban Has Failed: Time for India to Regulate Vapes

The Indian states of Karnataka and Rajasthan were the first to ban vapes, motivated by political gain. Despite bans, vapes are easily accessible and the government's focus on revenue from tobacco sales impedes real health concerns. The ban lacks enforcement, pushing vapes into an unregulated market with risks to consumers, especially vulnerable groups. Advocates stress regulation over prohibition for public health and economic benefits. The prediction is that in about three years, India may legalize vapes, tapping into manufacturing potential and tax revenue. A plea is made to the government to regulate rather than ban, promoting a healthier India.


8.10% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 80.5 million current smokers in India 14.40% of men are current smokers but only 1.40% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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