India’s reason to ban vaping has little to do with its impact on health

Niharika Sharma
India’s reason to ban vaping has little to do with its impact on health

Young people making a style statement with e-cigarettes, “to look cool,” has India concerned. An executive order banning the production, import, sale, storage and advertising of vaping products in the country was passed yesterday (Sept. 18), citing its rising popularity among the youth. India’s vaping market is valued at around $15.6 million, and was expected to grow at 60% annually until 2022, according to the market research firm Euromonitor International.