India’s health ministry calls for halting sales of e-cigarettes, smoking devices
By Aditya Kalra
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s federal health ministry called on Tuesday for stopping the sale or import of electronic cigarettes and heat-not-burn tobacco devices that companies like Philip Morris International Inc were planning to launch in the country.
The government took a position on such products with tobacco giant Philip Morris planning to launch its iQOS smoking device in India. Reuters reported in June that Philip Morris was working towards achieving iQOS’s acceptability as a reduced risk product in the country. [L3N1TA2DN]