To protest against the ban on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in India, the Association of Vapers India (AVI), a nonprofit advocacy group, has called for countrywide protests to mark September 18 as Black Day.
The association argues that the ban on e-cigarettes and vaping, placed last year by the central government, has deprived chronic smokers who are trying to quit and others who can’t quit, of a healthier alternative. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices which emit a vaporised solution to inhale. The solution contains nicotine. The aim is to provide the sensation of inhaling tobacco smoke, without the smoke.
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