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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.