India’s health ministry called for Juul Labs Inc.’s electronic cigarettes to be blocked from entering the country, a letter seen by Reuters showed, potentially dealing a blow to the U.S. company’s plans to tap the South Asian market.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed stricter compliance policy for e-cigarette products and prioritizing regulation aimed at curbing their sale to minors, the regulatory agency said in draft guidelines.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb plans to step down in April 2019, a sudden resignation that calls into question how the regulatory agency will handle issues such as surging e-cigarette use among teens and efforts to increase competition in prescription drugs.

Electronic cigarettes are less harmful than smoking traditional cigarettes and can be effective tools to help smokers quit, according to a review published Wednesday by Public Health England, a government […]