Government should ban vaping and e-cigarettes


THE Malaysia Consumers Movement (MCM) welcomes the Health Ministry’s consistent stand in recommending a ban on vape and e-cigarettes while commending the recent decree by His Royal Highness The Sultan of Johor to ban vaping in Johor beginning Dec 1, citing hazardous health effects on young people. Vaping is fast gaining a strong foothold largely among youth.

It is sad when stakeholders misleadingly promote it as a legitimate alternative to smoking cigarettes, a claim which lacks proof.

According to the World Health Organisation vaping could bring more danger than good to society. Worse still is its potential usage as a drug abuse device.

The MCM calls on the Government to immediately ban vape and e-cigarettes while the opportunity to stop it from the beginning is still there.

DARSHAN SINGH

President

Malaysia Consumers Movement

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