Sitharaman-led panel weighs ordinance to ban e-cigarette sales
Health ministry says the chemicals used in e-cigarettes as solvents are hazardous and could prove fatal
If the government issues an ordinance, it will have to replace it with a bill in the next session of Parliament
NEW DELHI : A panel of ministers led by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will study a health ministry proposal to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes through an ordinance, two people aware of the matter said. The panel includes ministers from commerce, health, agriculture, chemicals and petrochemicals, and food processing departments.