Health Ministry looking at laws to ban vaping


KUALA LUMPUR: Vaping will be banned once the legalities are worked out, said Health Minister Datuk Seri S Subramaniam.

"Once we have settled that, we will make the necessary arrangements. 

"We will chose the most appropriate act which will give us the power to do it," he told reporters at Parliament lobby on Wednesday.

Dr Subramaniam said the ministry was working quickly on the legislations before vaping became a major issue.

On August, the Health Ministry recommended a temporary halt to shisha and electronic cigarette smoking until the findings on the risks are announced.

Dr Subramaniam said his ministry was in discussions with various agencies and parties to get their views on the effects these methods of smoking have on health.

An electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) are battery-powered vaporizer that simulates the feeling of smoking, but without the tobacco combustion.


   

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