E-cigarettes not drug, traders can resume sale, says Bombay high court
The FDA had on July 6 issued a show cause notice to GPI asking them why legal action should not be initiated against them for selling e-cigarettes and violating provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act.
In a reprieve for e-cigarette manufacturers and distributors, the Bombay high court (HC) on Friday allowed them to resume sale of the product as it is not a drug. Observing that the action taken against them by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) was not sustainable, the HC directed it to release the seized stock of e-cigarettes.
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