India regulatory report: no federal law, but states are urged to ban e-cigs



  • Executive summary
  • Regulatory landscape
  • National regulatory framework
  • The High Court case in New Delhi
  • Conficting messages from government
  • Age restrictions
  • Product restrictions
  • Labelling and packaging
  • Obligation to notify
  • Sales restrictions
  • Public usage
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Taxation
  • Sanctions
  • Relevant laws
  • Relevant bodies


E-cigarettes are not specifically regulated at federal level in India, the world’s second-largest country by population, however Central government has advised its constituent states to ban vaping products. This report focuses on federal regulation, the general political party views towards e-cigarettes and analyses the moves by the national government. We also explore the recent state bans on e-cigarettes and the potential impact of the 2019 elections on vapour product regulations.


Number of pages: 10

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