India announces a ban on the production, import and distribution electronic cigarettes.
"The decision was made keeping in mind the impact that e-cigarettes have on the youth of today," states Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
The ban will be issued through an executive order and is reported to include up to a three-year jail term for offenders.
The decision by India could have a cascading effect in other parts of Asia amid reports of vaping epidemics.
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