A month ago I wrote about an Indian man who who faces three years behind bars for vaping and allegedly selling vaping products. The Indian Government is about as anti-vaping as you can get, no doubt taking a lead from the World Health Organisation (WHO) as it prepares to hold its COP7 Conference in Delhi in November. This is despite the mounting evidence that vaping could save millions of lives.
A recent survey, however, has found that almost two-thirds of Indian smokers view e-cigarettes as a positive alternative if they could legally vape and they "met quality and safety standards, and were conveniently available".
Instead of dealing effectively with the Zika Virus, WHO under the leadership of Margaret Chan would rather concentrate on making sure Indians never have the choice.