November 27, 2019
Pratima Mondal speaks on The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Bill, 2019
Thank you Speaker Sir. Though the minister has already replied very briefly to the points which have already been mentioned by Prof Saugata Roy in his speech, I have a small request. I have a suggestion for omitting heat not burn products because it is known as heated tobacco products only heat tobacco. The heating processes generate vapour, and since the tobacco does not burn, the levels of harmful chemicals are significantly reduced, compared to cigarette smoke.
These products do not fall under the ambit of this Bill and it should be a part of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003. This is my request.
Thank you, Sir.