UGC bans e-cigarettes; Universities hail the move

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Updated on Jan 16, 2020 16:14 IST

The University Grants Commission (UGC) had ordered higher educational institutions and universities to put a complete ban on the smoking of e-cigarettes on their campus.

Higher educational organisations and universities have displayed happiness and hailed the University Grants Commission’s decision of banning the use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes on campuses. A few days back, the University Grants Commission (UGC) had ordered higher educational institutions and universities to completely ban the smoking of e-cigarettes on their campus.  

The vice-chancellor of Benaras Hindu University (BHU), Rakesh Bhatnagar, informed that the campus was already a smoke-free zone. Apart from this, the teachers keep telling students about the ill effects of the e-cigarettes. This makes a big difference in society.  

The vice-chancellor of Central University of Tamil Nadu, A P Dash, exclaimed that it is a good move. The university welcomes the initiative of the UGC. The university doesn’t tolerate smoking on campus. He further told that going by the notification, he will ensure a complete ban on e-cigarettes and make students aware of its harmful effects.  

Earlier, UGC had sent a letter to vice-chancellors of different universities. The letter read, “Regular e-cigarette use is not only associated with adverse effects on cardiovascular and respiratory systems but also negatively affects the part of the brain of an adolescent. The students need to be aware of the harmful effects of such products”.

The Parliament of India had last year passed a bill. As per that bill, there will be a complete ban on the production, sale, and import of e-cigarettes.

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Rajesh Jaiswal

2 years ago

E cigarettes is equally harmful to the students. The students are suppose to maintain the decorum . At JBIT Dehradun we have strict follow on guidelines for students to excel in studies and keep distant with all the bad habits

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Vikas Jha

2 years ago

Good job

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