E-cigarettes Banned In India
E-cigarettes are the most common form of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). They use a battery and contain a solution of nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals, some of which may be harmful and are considered to be “toxicants”.
In the present scenario, everybody is getting addicted to things even though they are meant for quitting the addictions. One of the tools are E-CIGARETTES, electronic cigarettes, Hookah, and vaping products are meant to combat tobacco addiction which is having an impact on the youth. Recently, on Wednesday the financial minister Nirmala Sitharaman has officially announced that government of India decided to ban e-cigarettes immediately. And also stated that not only the usage but also the production, manufacturing, sales, exports, and imports including the relevant advertisements were banned. This sudden decision on these type of devices is the effect of the US president’s declaration against the usage of electrical cigarettes later led to ban after a week.
Impact after E-cigarettes Banned
There is an adverse effect of these products on the youth and children has been observing that over 10 crore adult smokers. According to the statistics of last year, more than 9 people die due to tobacco-related illnesses. The usage of electrical devices for style having more impact on children. And this becoming a risk to the next generation as it has an impact over the youth much more than the statistics. By these, even the youth including children are getting attracted after seeing the advertisements and making their lives so difficult than ending up with the illness which might lead to death.
The impact of e-cigarette on a user may also depend upon the product’s effectiveness. The WHO report explains that factors like “length of puffs, depth of inhalation and frequency of use” may affect nicotine consumption using e-cigarettes. If the nicotine content in it is in a substantial amount and its delivery is quick, the e-cigarette would be no different than a conventional cigarette.
Due to the sudden decision on banning the electrical cigarettes has a drastic effect on the business of so-called companies like posh, kilo, mojo,e puffer, Fogg vape, Nkd and so on. By the action of the govt, the share value of these companies has come down which influenced the share value of cigarettes to rose. The share prices of ITC,Godfrey Phillips, Vst and Golden tobacco companies has rose up-to 2.17%,9%,3.44% and 4.69% respectively. This made a huge loss to the so-called companies and made the soup. These electrical cigarettes are available through 460 companies which sales in 200 different flavors as they didn’t give a smell rather release a lot of white smoke.
Finally, this is going to have an big impact on the shares of companies as well as the change to get rid off the addiction which is being a really tough task and may reduce the number of deaths due to tobacco-related issues.
When it comes to their addictive power, the fact that people use nicotine (a highly addictive substance) solutions in e-cigarettes underlines the fact that they can be equally addictive as conventional cigarettes, if not more. Although nicotine itself is not a carcinogen, it may function as a tumor promoter.it may also be responsible for causing malignant diseases as well as neurodegeneration.
According to the World Health Organization, it can have adverse effects during pregnancy and may also contribute to cardiovascular diseases. Preceding this, 15 states and one Union territory had already banned e-cigarettes. These include Punjab, Karnataka, Mizoram, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Meghalaya, Odisha, and Nagaland.
Shares of cigarette makers reached heights on Wednesday after the Union Cabinet approved the banning of e-cigarettes.