Economy The e-cigarette ban flies in the face of evidence and analyses Updated : September 24, 2018 09:09 AM IST The ministry of health and family welfare recently asked state governments to stop sales of E-Cigarettes or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). None of the stated reasons seems to be backed by any study or otherwise consideration of available scientific evidence that have emerged over the years. The government adopts a more open, pragmatic, science-based approach to decisions on issues that affect the lives of millions of smokers. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.