Graphic toont de mondiale status van de verkoop van e-sigaretten.
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India is het nieuwste land dat de verkoop van e-sigaretten verbiedt

September 20, 2019 - India is het nieuwste land na de Verenigde Staten dat de verkoop van e-sigaretten verbiedt in een wereldwijde zorg om gezondheid door vaping. Het verbod geldt ook voor de produktie en de import van, en adverteren voor e-sigaretten.

India has 106 million adult smokers, second only to China in the world, making it a lucrative market for companies making vaping products, according to Reuters.

The ban comes at a time when vaping is facing increased scrutiny in other countries.

The United States last week announced plans to remove flavoured e-cigarettes from stores, warning that sweet flavours had drawn millions of children into nicotine addiction.

Two states – New York and Michigan – have bans in place on flavoured e-cigarettes, as federal health officials investigate a handful of deaths and potentially hundreds of lung illnesses tied to vaping.

In China, online marketplaces Alibaba and JD.com have pulled vaping products made by U.S.-based Juul Labs from their offerings, just a week after they debuted.

PUBLISHED: 20/09/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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