*Representational Picture courtesy firstpost.com

Medicine Department team has seized huge quantity of e-cigarettes in different areas of Jharkhand capital, Ranchi.

The seizure took place under command of four teams near Over-Bridge, Main Road, Chandani Chowk, Kanke, Harmu Bypass, shops near Dibdih. Each team was led by Medicine Inspector.

Prior to this, under the directive of Director(Medicine) Ritu Sinha, Inspectors had identified shops, each selling e-cigarettes. Then, the Director informed the Deputy Commissioner and sought police force.

The plan was chalked out on July 1 and soon raids were conducted. The sites from where e-cigarettes were recovered were: Manbhawan Paan Dukan, MS Gift Gallery near Godhak Store and Alam Electronic Device and Refill(E-Vap). 

Notably, following an advisory from the ministry of health and family welfare issued last year, at least 12 states in India had banned Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). These States were: Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Jharkhand.

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