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Product promotion

Health claims allowed:
No
1
Ban on all advertising:
Yes
A
Advertising is regulated:
Yes
B
References:
  1. India Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/india/summary.
Comments:
  1. Banned at place of sale and banned in all media.
  2. Allowed or banned at place of sale or allowed or banned in all media.

Regulation

Regulatory status:
Banned
1
Regulated as consumer product:
No
1
Regulated as medicinal product:
No
1
Regulated as tobacco product:
No
1
Other options for purchasing - where bans in place:
Yes
2 A
References:
  1. India Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/india/summary.
  2. Data cross-referenced where possible using the following sources :1. Vapetrotter website. Available at: https://www.vapetrotter.com/laws/ ; 2. Global tobacco control website. Available at:https://www.globaltobaccocontrol.org/node/14052 ; 3. Tobacco Control Laws website. Available at : https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/
Comments:
  1. E-cigarette sales allowed except in 7 states - Bihar, Kerala, Karnataka, Punjab, Mizoram, Jamma & Kashmir where ENDS are banned. Delhi & Maharashtra were also considering a ban. However recent advice from the Government Ministry of Welfare & Families issued in August 2018, advised all states to prohibit sales, import and advertisement of ecigarettes.

Availability

Legal to buy device online - personal use:
No
1
Legal to buy nicotine online - personal use:
No
1
Legal to import device - trade:
No
1
Legal to import nicotine - trade:
No
1
Legal to sell device:
No
1
Legal to sell nicotine:
No
1
Legal to purchase without prescription:
No
1
References:
  1. India Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/india/summary.

Regulations and restrictions

Minimum age restrictions on sales:
Yes: 18 years
Legal restrictions on use in public places:
No
1
References:
  1. India Details | Tobacco Control Laws. https://www.tobaccocontrollaws.org/legislation/country/india/summary.