Advocates call for concerted action while some Malaysians use MCO to quit habit

Food outlets in Malaysia, such as this one in Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, have banned smoking, vaping and even shisha.

AS THE world marks “No Tobacco Day” on May 31, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) expresses concern over the rise in the prevalence of youth vaping and calls for strict regulation of the ingredients, age limit and other aspects of sales and distribution of e-cigarettes.

In a press statement, UICC stated that there was a growing body of research that shows e-cigarettes were unhealthy products designed to be addictive and facilitate first-time tobacco smoking.

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