Jharkhand Government Bans Sale and Usage of E-Cigarettes
e-cigarette ( Representational Image/ Picture credit: Flickr)

Ranchi, March 12: The Jharkhand government on Tuesday banned the sale and usage of e-cigarettes in the state, according to an official notification.

"E-cigarettes are the new method of nicotine use. It affects the embryos in pregnant woman. It also causes mental problem. The sale, distribution, advertisement, import and usage of e-cigarettes have been banned with immediate effect," the notification issued by the state's health department said. E-Cigarettes No Safer Alternative Than Traditional Smoking: Study.

"E-cigarettes usually contain ingredients like propylene glycol (PG) and glycerol, mixed with concentrated flavors and optionally, a variable percentage of nicotine," it added.