Kerala CM asks for steps to ban e-cigarettes

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Thursday asked the health authorities to take steps to ban the use and sale of e-cigarettes in the state. A statement issued from Chandy's office said that after reports about the dangers associated with e-cigarettes and the increase in its sale in the state, the chief minister wanted necessary steps to be taken to see that the item is banned. E-cigarette is a hand-held, electronic cigarette-shaped device that vaporises a flavoured liquid and is believed to affect the general health of its user.