To regulate or kill?


Growing trend : The attractive flavours and stylish e-cigs are making people vape openly in restaurants and public places. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star

ELECTRONIC nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigs, hailed as an effective cessation tool for smokers, are a booming industry here. Estimated to be worth half a billion ringgit, the industry’s future depends on the Government’s policy stand, set to be announced soon.

E-cig users, or vapers, want the industry to be regulated while health experts and non-govern­mental organisations are divided in their opinion on whether to have the devices legalised.

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