This is to inform you that a group fighting to curb vaping addiction, recently sent a letter to women parliamentarians to seek help as vaping devices are still easily available to children despite the Indian government banning e-cigarettes or vaping devices in 2019 under the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Act 2019. The group that wrote to women parliamentarians Mothers Against Vaping shed light on the accessibility of vaping devices to minors. The women’s group also urged the ladies to raise the issues in the parliament. Mothers Against Vaping is a group combatting the menace of e-cigarette addiction among the youth. You should know what the united front of mothers sought from the women parliamentarians including Smriti Irani and Nirmala Sitharaman. Keep reading this article and go through it till the end.
The women united against vaping addiction reported wrote a letter to women parliamentarians to raise the issue in the parliament and flag the easy accessibility of e-cigarette devices. The mothers fighting to curb vaping addiction also urged them to join their cause. The mothers also emphasized that despite the government banning e-cigarettes and vaping devices in 2019, the use of these devices has increased to an alarming extent after it.
For the unversed, the Indian government banned the sale, manufacture, and storage of e-cigarettes by bringing in the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Act 2019 (PECA). They also underscored a severe trend of school children caught smoking with e-cigarettes or vaping devices. The letter also claimed a wide range of attractive vaping devices are still accessible to children despite the ban on it. A leading member of ‘Mothers Against Vaping’ Dr. Deepa Malik who is also a Paralympic medallist said, “All Parliamentarians and especially women Parliamentarians need to raise relevant issues relevant to mothers, for the sake of the health of our children and next generation.” Shift to the next section and read more details.
Dr. Deepa Malik further added that vaping is an alarming concern that can jeopardize the health and future of children. She said, “As such, we earnestly implore our women parliamentarians to bring this critical issue to parliamentary debate, speaking from the perspective of mothers, and ensuring that banned products do not find their way into the hands of our vulnerable children,” After 2019 when the government banned the vaping devices, the devices have evolved ranging from bubble gum and strawberry that made it humongous popular among youth.