Maharashtra Bans E-Cigarettes, Vape and E-Hookahs

A World Health Organization (WHO) survey stated that it is present in over 62 countries and there are more than 500 brands of ENDS globally. Maharashtra has now joined in many countries which has banned ENDS products.

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Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) which includes vape, e-hookah and e-cigarettes contains addictive components of tobacco and some flavours. It is a major cause for nicotine dependence and addiction, cardiovascular diseases and other adverse health effects which even includes cancer.   

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A World Health Organization (WHO) survey stated that these products are present in over 62 countries and there are more than 500 brands of ENDS globally. Maharashtra has now joined a list of places which have banned ENDS products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that taken into consideration the effects of ENDS which acts as a trigger in the youth to get addicted to tobacco, it should be completely banned. 

Notably, according to WHO, ENDS contains a heat solution (e-liquid) to create an aerosol which has various flavours, usually dissolved into propylene, glycol or glycerin. Electronic cigarettes, the most common prototype, are devices that do not burn or use tobacco leaves but instead vaporise a solution which the user then inhales.

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