An electronic cigarette or e-cigarette is – it is a handheld electronic device that vaporizes a flavored liquid. The user inhales the vapor, which is known as vaping. The fluid in the e-cigarette, called e-liquid, is made of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavorings and nicotine. Hence, there is no combustion of tobacco, which is the deadliest factor in smoking a cigarette as it produces tar. It is also important to note that these chemicals used in e-liquids are found in various day-to-day consumables ranging from toffees, candies to biscuits. People use e-cigarettes to quit smoking and for recreation.
Though the long-term impact of e-cigarettes is yet to be fully ascertained since the technology is new, there is extensive research to establish that e-cigarettes are safer than smoking, and also a more effective tobacco cessation tool than nicotine gums and patches.
The debate over vaping has been going on since a long time but there are no hard facts to prove it is more harmful, though it is has been confirmed that vaping is much safer than smoking analogs which involve tobacco combustion, according to many studies carried out over the years.
India is a country with one of the largest smoking population, millions of people die each year, due to tobacco consumption. Tobacco smoking is the largest preventable cause of death in India!
Many countries are regulating vaping, India has been quiet conservative on the other hand, banning it in 3 States & a nation wide ban is being considered.
If selling cigarettes off the counter is legal, why ban e-cigarettes?
AVI, also know as 'Council of harm reduced alternatives' has been fighting for the cause since one year. Many vapers from India have joined the movement, as a result, AVI has filed a PIL in the state of Karnataka on 11th August 2017, challenging the blanket vaping ban imposed by the government. readmore.
AVI also is working on a PIL to be filed in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.
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