Examine urgently the issue of regulation of the sale and consumption of electronic cigarettes, HC asks the government of Delhi

NEW DELHI: On Thursday, he ordered the government of the AAP to urgently examine the issue of the regulation of sale and consumption and described it as an electronic burn problem, since it was causing damage to children who have begun to consume these products . A bank of the Supreme Court's president, DN Patel and Judge C Hari Shankar, questioned the government of Delhi what it was doing during the last year since they informed the court that they were initiating measures to ban e-cigarettes and if the authorities were looking in the matter or not.

Is he doing something? Look at the damage that is causing our children. Is anyone looking at this matter? ... See the urgency. Look at the content of them ... It's an electronic burning problem, said the bank. He said.

The petitioner's attorney informed the court, that he was listening to a petition to regulate the sale and consumption of electronic cigarettes, that nowadays, school children have begun to consume electronic cigarettes that also contain nicotine.

To do this, the court asked the Delhi government lawyer, Sanjoy Ghose, to submit an affidavit through the chief secretary detailing the steps he took to formulate a policy to ban e-cigarettes.

Last year, the Delhi government informed the court that it had initiated measures to completely ban the production, sale and supply of electronic cigarettes and that measures were being taken to raise public awareness.

Ghose told the court that he was in the process of banning him and that he would convey the court's concern to the authorities.

Electronic cigarettes are handheld devices that help create the sensation of smoking tobacco. Several device manufacturers say that the e-liquid inside the device heats up when it is activated and creates an aerosol vapor that provides a taste similar to that of tobacco.

The court heard a guilty plea presented by Seema Sehgal, a housewife, who asked the government for instructions to formulate a policy and guidelines for advertising and regulation of the sale, production and supply of the product.

During the hearing, your lawyer told the court that there are no health warnings/warnings on the packaging of electronic cigarettes and that there should be some regulation that governs it since it causes health problems.

He added that there is no data to show that electronic cigarettes, which come in flavors such as mango and strawberry, are better than normal and help to stop smoking.

The lawyer said that 15 states have already banned the production and sale of electronic cigarettes and in Delhi, e-hookahs are available in various flavors in salons here.

In an affidavit, the General Directorate of Health Services (DGHS), which reports to the Health Department of the government of Delhi, told the court that the preparation of electronic cigarettes and electronic liquids containing nicotine was contrary to the provisions of the Law of Medicines and Cosmetics (DCA).

The DGHS said in the affidavit that only a certain type of nicotine preparation is allowed by the DCA. Electronic, vapor, nicotine (ENDS), electronic cigarettes and electronic liquids are not included in the categories of preparations permitted by law.

Therefore, trade, commerce, production, supply and distribution of these substances will be prohibited by the DCA, he said.

Earlier, the Union's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had told the court that nicotine addiction through electronic cigarettes among young people could lead them to try conventional tobacco products and was considering banning this article.

Although there are no specific guidelines to address new emerging threats such as ENDS or electronic cigarettes (EC), several states and territories of the Union have taken measures to prohibit them, he said.

The reason has requested instructions to the authorities to inform the public about the harmful effects of electronic cigarettes. It has been claimed that e-liquids comprise a liquid nicotine solution.

The petition says that the Law on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertising and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) of 2003, which regulates the law on tobacco consumption, does not contemplate the use of e-liquids that contain nicotine. .