E-CIGARETTE ASSOCIATION WANTS KARNATAKA TO LIFT BAN ON ITS USE.

Report By Lahari Yadav Jyotinivas College Student| Bengaluru | Last Updated at May 14 2019

An electronic cigarette(E-Cigarette), is a battery operated device that emits doses of vapourized nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions, for the user to inhale. It aims to provide a similar sensation in inhaling tobacco smoke, without the smoke.

E-Cigarettes are Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems(ENDS) and their use is also known as Vaping.

According to Association of Vapers India(AVI), a non profit that favours use of vapor products and electronic cigarettes to help smokers quit.

“Sale, manufacturing and distribution of E-Cigarettes had been banned as they contained nicotine with propylene glycol as main ingredient”,said Karnataka’s Health and Family Welfare department circular on June 15,2016. It’s use could cause heart disease, respiratory disease, the circular said.

It’s use could cause heart disease, respiratory disease, the circular said.
It’s use could cause heart disease, respiratory disease, the circular said.

“Karnataka is a tobacco industry hub and according to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), 22.8% of adults in the state use tobacco in some form and it stands at 11th in the country”, the association said in the press release.

“Banning the use while allowing cigarettes to be sold violates basic principles of public health; protects the tobacco industry and criminalises citizens who are trying to avoid tobacco-related death and disease”, said the AVI director Samrat Chowdhery.

“E-Cigarettes produce aerosol by using a battery to heat a solution of nicotine and flavouring agents. Since they don’t burn tobacco, there is no tar or carbon monoxide produced”, quoted Dr . Aparajeet Kar, consultant pulmonologist, Narayana Health, Bengaluru in the press released.

Since they don’t burn tobacco, there is no tar or carbon monoxide produced”, quoted Dr . Aparajeet Kar, consultant pulmonologist, Narayana Health, Bengaluru in the press released.
Since they don’t burn tobacco, there is no tar or carbon monoxide produced”, quoted Dr . Aparajeet Kar, consultant pulmonologist, Narayana Health, Bengaluru in the press released.

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