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Karnataka government classifies Nictoine as Class A poison

The Karnataka government has recently classified nicotine as Class A poison by amending the Karnataka Poisons (Possession and Sale) Rules 2015. The move is to curb illegal sale, smuggling of nicotine cartridges & e-cigarettes. Highly toxic chemicals (such as cyanogen, hydrocyanic acid, nitrogen peroxide, and phosgene) which even in very small quantities as gas or ..

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Ban on e-cigarettes

The government has proposed to ban e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The ban was also advocated by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which called for a “complete prohibition on ENDS and e-cigarettes in India in the greater interest of protecting public health, in accordance with the precautionary principle preventing public ..

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The researchers of United States find that Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells

The researchers in the United States (US) have found that Electronic Cigarettes (ECs) produce a stress response in brain stem cells. They identified the mechanism underlying EC-induced stem cell toxicity as “Stress-Induced Mitochondrial Hyper-fusion (SIMH) using cultured mouse neural stem cells. The study showed that exposure of stem cells to e-liquids, aerosols, or nicotine produces ..

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Rajasthan Bans Ads, Sale of E-cigarettes

The government of Rajasthan has decided to ban the production, distribution, advertisement and sale of e-cigarette. The decision was taken a day before the World No Tobacco Day to curb addiction among youths. No Tobacco Day No Tobacco Day is observed on on 31 May every year. The day is intended to draw attention to ..

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