E-cigarettes Banned To Prevent Youth From Intoxication: Modi
Millennium Post Kolkata|September 30, 2019
PM says the scourge and this obnoxious habit should not become rooted in society

NEW DELHI: Urging people to shun tobacco, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said e cigarettes were banned to prevent the youth from falling into the new way of intoxication.

These are his first remarks on the issue of health hazards linked to e cigarettes after the Union Cabinet earlier this month banned its sale, production and storage through an ordinance. The ordinance will be converted into a bill in the next session of Parliament.

In his latest edition of 'Mann ki Baat' radio address, he also said a "myth" has been spread that e-cigarettes pose no danger.

Like the conventional cigarette, it does not spread odour as fragrant chemicals are added to it. He said these chemicals are harmful and pose a health hazard.

" ... do not harbour any misconceptions about e-cigarettes," he said.

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