E-Cig Ban in India – level 2

24-09-2019 07:00

Last Wednesday, India completely banned e-cigarettes. The government says that it is a great health risk especially among young people and children.

India’s finance minister said that e-cigarettes were promoted as a way to get people to quit smoking, but reports show that people become addicted to them instead. The Indian government says that the use of e-cigarettes is extremely high in some countries – so much so that it is an epidemic.

The ban in India covers everything: the production, import, export, transport, sale and storage. If you break the ban, you can go to prison for up to a year, pay $1,300, or both.

Difficult words: promote (make something more popular), addicted (when you cannot stop doing something even if it is bad for you), storage (storing something – having it).

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