BCAS bans e-cigarettes in airports and aircraft

03:35 PM Feb 12, 2020 | PTI |
New Delhi: Aviation security regulator BCAS has banned e-cigarettes and similar products on all airports and aircraft in India, according to an official document. "Upon the prohibition of electronic-cigarettes by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it has been decided that e-cigarettes include all forms of electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS), heat not burn products, e-hookah and the like devices," stated the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security circular dated January 10. Distribution, sale, storage, and advertisement of such products is prohibited on any airport premises or any aircraft departing or arriving in India, the regulator added. In September last year, the Central government banned production, sale, and import of e-cigarettes and similar products citing health risks to people, especially the youth.

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