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Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance

Current context: The Union Cabinet chaired has approved the Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement) Ordinance, 2019.
Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance
  • The e-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat a solution containing nicotine and produce an aerosol.
  • The ordinance prohibits the use of any kind of e-cigarette including e-Hookah, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, Heat Not Burn Products etc.
  • As per the ordinance, the production, manufacture, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertisement of e-cigarettes shall be a punishable offence.
  • For the 1st offence, imprisonment of up to one year or fine up to Rs. 1 lakh or both have been put and for a subsequent offence, imprisonment of up to three years and fine up to Rs. 5 lakh is listed.
  • Imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to Rs 50,000 or both is charged for storage of electronic-cigarettes.
  • A designated Authorized Officer (Sub-Inspector of Police, any other equivalent officer(s)) can take action under the ordinance.

Question: 

Q.1 Choose the correct option with respect to the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance 2019? 
a. It prohibits the storage of e-cigarettes
b. It prohibits the export of e-cigarettes
c. It prohibits the import of e-cigarettes
d. All of them
Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance Promulgation of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Ordinance Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 19, 2019 Rating: 5

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