Letter from the Drugs Controller General to State and Union Territories Drugs Controllers on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

COMMENTS: The Drugs Controller General issued an order calling for enforcement of a ban on the sale (including online sale), manufacture, distribution, trade, import and advertisement of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) to include e-cigarettes, among other products. An e-cigarette company challenged this order in the Delhi High Court, and the court has stayed the order’s implementation.

To the best of our knowledge, all laws provided here are in effect as of June 16, 2024 unless otherwise noted.