India Plans to Ban E-Cigarettes, as Global Backlash Intensifies

Juul and other manufacturers had hoped to expand to the country, which has one of the highest rates of tobacco use in the world.

Comments: 2

  1. Good luck with banning vaping and/or smoking. There are a mere 120 million tobacco cigarette smokers (i.e., nicotine addicts) in India. And there are 350 million smokers in China. Probably should think about banning smoking before you take on vaping.

  2. "India has one of the highest rates of tobacco use in the world..." i think that this should say one of the largest consumers of tobacco in the world, simply because the country is so large: about 1 billion people. (china is the largest consumer of tobacco in the world.) in terms of smoking _rates_, india has a fairly low rate, especially of manufactured cigarettes (c.f. roll-your-own joints from leaf tobacco). as the article notes, one can use tobacco in a variety of ways (ex., chewing, snuff, snus, water pipes,...), although all uses are associated with various health problems.