Trump reportedly shied away from the bold measure during a flight to a rally in Kentucky on November 4. He justified the move by saying a ban could force vaping shops to close and cost jobs, the newspapers quoted sources close to the president as saying.
While e-cigarettes have been nipped in the bud, the challenge remains with core tobacco use in India.
In the latest edition of his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio address, Modi said several harmful chemicals are added to e-cigarettes which have a bad effect on health.
Reputed global research institutions have held that e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes, and some have even recommended encouraging smokers to switch to this less harmful alternative.
Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw wondered why the decision on e-cigarette ban came from Finance Minister and not Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
Vaping is deemed to be “less harmful” than cigarettes as it does not burn tobacco but heats the liquid chemicals into a vapour or steam that a person inhales.
Nifty ended the day with a gain or 23.05 points of 0.21 per cent at 10,840 while the Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensex 30 index closed at 36,563.88, an increase of 82.79 points or 0.23 per cent.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.