E-cigarette banned in India: Twitterati asks, ‘Why not ban cigarettes as well?’
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its green signal to ban electronic cigarettes or also known as Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), in India.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a press conference said: The Union Cabinet has given the approval to ban e-cigarettes. It means the production, manufacturing, import/export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising related to e-cigarettes are banned.
After this news broke out, social media gets active and started sharing their responses on the micro-blogging site. Several hilarious memes and jokes have surfaced the Internet. Some users were also asking to ban cigarette too. While some are digging at the decision taken by the government.
Check out how netizens reacted on banning e-cigarettes in India:
After e cigarettes ban: pic.twitter.com/kXxzQOPawA— KuSH (@KuSHashtra) September 18, 2019
A lot of chatter about #ecigarettes today after FM Nirmala Sitharaman's press briefing.— Pratish Pallath (@LightZoom) September 18, 2019
However, most of the people have no idea about #ecigarettes. Here's a lengthy thread about what ecigarettes are and how do they affect India.
However, Congress slammed the government and said that decision has taken by the Modi-led government to appease US.
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