The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Prohibition of E-Cigarettes Bill, 2019. The Bill seeks to prohibit the production, trade, transport, storage and advertisement of electronic cigarettes.
The bill states that any person who contravenes this provision will be punishable with imprisonment of up to one year, or a fine of up to one lakh rupees, or both.
Under the Bill, no person is allowed to use any place for the storage of any stock of e-cigarettes. If any person stores any stock of e-cigarettes, the person will be imprisoned for up to six months,or slapped with a fine of up to fifty thousand rupees,or both.
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that government has been continuously working in the fight against tobacco and creating awareness about its ills. He said the Ministry is working towards making all institutions tobacco free. DD News.