Its finance minister Sitharaman says e-cigarettes is used as a 'style statement'.
It would not be so bad for vape and e-cigarette devices to get accreditation from Sirim for a start.
The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy cites reports of deaths and lung-related illness in the US.
The health minister says discussions with the attorney-general are in the final stages.
The shift toward Asia comes as the vaping industry faces widespread attack in the US, especially for its appeal among young people.
Analysts and investors have long speculated that the companies would merge, given mounting pressure from declining cigarette sales.
First-time offenders would face a prison term of up to one year and a fine of 100,000 rupees.
The WHO argues that there is 'insufficient evidence' to support claims of e-cigarettes' effectiveness in assisting smokers trying to quit conventional ones.
However, smokers who used e-cigarettes, but not daily, were no more likely than non-users to stay off regular cigarettes.
Joint action by education and consumer affairs ministries on electronic cigarettes being sold to schoolchildren.
San Francisco becomes the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes, as concerns grow over a sharp rise in vaping among youths.
The move comes as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman looking to transform the Arab nation's economy, which calls for boosting non-oil revenue.
The scientists found that 23 percent of the products contained detectable concentrations of endotoxin.
The health ministry says the proposed law will cover the dos and don'ts of the industry and the penalties involved.
The use of e-cigarettes began to take off among young Americans in the 2010s, and overtook cigarette smoking in 2014.
The findings say nicotine-delivering electronic cigarettes are not, as once feared, a gateway drug for tobacco.
Gottlieb was known for his efforts to curb the use of flavoured e-cigarettes by youths and speed approval times for cheap generic medicines.
Juul will remain fully independent under the deal with Altria.
Dangers of e-cigarettes include harm to learning, memory, and attention, and putting kids at risk of future addiction.
Many countries have gone the opposite way amid the outcry by anti-smoking groups, which say that Big Tobacco is trying to get people hooked on a new type of addiction.
A new large-scale US study has found that daily e-cigarette use can nearly double the risk of a heart attack compared to those who have never used e-cigs
Big Tobacco's tactics include suing governments seeking to implement plain packaging for cigarettes, sponsoring cultural events or sports teams, and challenging the legality of smoke-free zones.
Monetary incentives appear to be the most effective method that can be used to encourage smokers to quit.
Products developed by Juul Labs Inc have come under intense scrutiny, as they are often sold to minors.
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