Indian e-cigarette sales not approved

| February 26, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration of Maharashtra (MFDA) state, India, has issued a warning against the sale and use of nicotine-containing e-cigarettes in the state, according to a story in the latest issue of the BBM Bommidala Group newsletter.

MFDA officials said that e-cigarettes were being sold widely without the approval of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI).

While nicotine-containing tobacco-cessation products such as nicotine gum and lozenges had been approved by the DCGI, the use of nicotine in e-cigarettes and cigars had not been sanctioned.

The story indicated that the MFDA was concerned that e-cigarettes were being promoted as tobacco-cessation devices.

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