The health ministry has proposed a fine of Tk5,000 for using e-cigarettes.
The ministry drafted amendments to the Smoking and Using of Tobacco Products (Control) Act 2005 banning e-cigarettes, vape, or nicotine pouches.
There is a provision of a maximum fine of Tk5,000 for using e-cigarettes.
In addition, the draft amendment proposes to prohibit the special production, import, export, storage, sale and transportation of e-cigarettes or their parts.
Violation of this provision is punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of six months or a fine not exceeding Tk2 lakh or both for the first time.