POLICE have cautioned several schoolchildren outside a secondary school in Penang for using e-cigarettes.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said police seized the devices from the students and cautioned them before letting them go.
“My men explained to them the negative effects of using e-cigarettes.
“We need to cut them off as we fear vaping can result in nicotine addiction.
“Sooner or later, they may resort to conventional tobacco products,” he told reporters after a high profile policing programme at SK Batu Lanchang on Thursday.
ACP Mior Faridalathrash also said crime in the northeast district had decreased by 15% from January to September, compared with the rate in the same corresponding period last year.
On the policing event, he said cooperation with the school would create a closer relationship between the police and students.
He told the children to stay away from drugs, gambling, gangsterism and other social ills, adding that these would affect their future.
There was also an exhibition on various drugs and police success stories were told at the event.
The schoolchildren also had a fun time checking out the police patrol cars and motorbikes on display.