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Tide Turns Against Vaping as India Bans Sales, China Sites Pull Juul

  • Production, sales of vaping devices prohibited nationwide
  • Juul pressured by China sales halt, U.S. Congressional probe
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India became the latest country to ban electronic cigarettes only days after Juul Labs Inc.’s products vanished from online Chinese marketplaces, a sign Asian nations may be no refuge for the industry from an escalating crackdown in the U.S.

India’s government announced an executive order Wednesday banning the sale and production of all e-cigarettes, echoing growing concerns worldwide over health risks associated with the smokeless nicotine devices popular with teenagers.