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E-Cigarettes Banned to Stop More Addiction Among Youth: PM Modi

PM Modi addressed the nation on Sunday, 29 September, through his monthly radio broadcast, ‘Mann ki Baat’.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, 29 September, said e-cigarettes were banned to prevent the youth from falling into the new form of addiction.

He also said several misconceptions were being spread about the use of e-cigarettes, including the one which says that it is not harmful for health.

“There is very little awareness among people about e-cigarettes. They are completely unaware of its danger and for this reason sometimes e-cigarettes find their way into homes out of curiosity.”
PM Narendra Modi in ‘Mann ki Baat’
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In the latest edition of his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio address, PM Modi said several harmful chemicals are added to e-cigarettes which have a bad effect on health. This was the PM’s fourth radio programme since he came back to power for a second term in May this year.

Urging people to shun tobacco, the prime minister warned that e-cigarettes, which are used as a "fashion statement", are a new way of getting addicted to nicotine.

PM Modi, who was on a week-long trip to the US, returned to New Delhi on Saturday and received a grand welcome from party workers.

(With PTI inputs)

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