Vaping devices still available on Flipkart and Amazon after the ban

As the Indian government has banned the Vaping machines, some vaping products were still listed on Flipkart and Amazon.
Vaping devices still available on Flipkart and Amazon after the ban

Some vaping products were still listed on Flipkart and Amazon on Thursday, while several other websites discontinued their sales a day after the government's ban. A media reporter successfully placed an order for a vape device on Amazon on Thursday, it said. Websites such as Vapestop and Litejoy, which offered vaping products online, discontinued their operations.

 
Amazon.com, Walmart-owned Flipkart and other e-commerce portals in India have already scrambled on Thursday to pull listings of vaping products a day after the federal government imposed a nationwide ban on electronic cigarettes.
 
Warning of an “epidemic” among young people, India banned the sale, production, import and advertising of e-cigarettes, dealing a blow to plans of companies such as Philip Morris International and Juul Labs to sell the products in India.
 
On Wednesday, India’s health ministry said use of e-cigarettes had increased exponentially and acquired epidemic proportions in developed countries, especially among youth and children. On the other side, pro-vaping groups have criticised the decision of the government saying it would deter people from switching from conventional cigarettes to less harmful alternatives.



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