Tamil Nadu government banned e-cigarettes
The Tamil Nadu government has banned e-cigarettes in the state. Listing the ill-effects of using Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, knows as E-Cigarettes, the government order released, it is a myth that it is less harmful than Beedis and cigarettes.
The ban covers distribution, trade, display, marketing, advertisement, use, import and possession of e-cigarettes.
Inhaling through the device is harmful as it contains nicotine, ultrafine particles and also has heavy metals.
Also the myth that e-cigarettes are less harmful when compared with smoking tobacco has been busted, the order said. Defective e-cigarettes can lead to burns and in some cases also explode.
The use of e-cigarettes causes adverse health effects due to second-hand exposure to metals like nickel and chromium.
These poses a risk to non-smokers and bystanders. E-cigarettes is also dangerous to children and non-smokers.