New Delhi — Amazon.com, Walmart-owned Flipkart and other e-commerce portals in India scrambled on Thursday to remove listings of vaping products a day after the federal government imposed a nationwide ban on electronic cigarettes.

Warning of an “epidemic” among young people, India banned sale, production, import and advertising of e-cigarettes, dealing a blow to plans of companies such as Philip Morris International and Juul Labs to sell the products in India.

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