In Malaysia, a total of three ministries are now in charge of monitoring the use of e-cigarettes across the country.
In a statement released today, it is reported that a decision was made by the Malaysian cabinet, now three ministries (Internal Trade and Consumer Affairs, Health and Science) will be responsible for monitoring the e-cigarette in the country.
The Ministry of Health will monitor the sale of e-liquids containing nicotine by following the 1952 Act that governs the sale of drugs and poisons.
The "MOSTI", standards department in Malaysia, will develop it for e-cigarettes, batteries and all other vaping devices, as well as for e-liquid packages without nicotine under the 1996 Standards Act. Malaysia,
The Ministry of Internal Trade, at the same time, will monitor and enforce safety standards for e-cigarettes, batteries under the 1999 Act (599 Law) of Consumer Protection. The ministry will also monitor and enforce appropriate labeling laws for non-nicotine devices and e-liquids.
As a result of this Cabinet decision, amendments to existing laws that include control of 2004 tobacco product regulations should be made. The Ministry of Internal Trade will also draft a new law on the control of e-cigarettes and e-liquids without nicotine in the next two years. During the transition period, the sale of e-cigarettes will still be governed by existing regulations and relevant agencies.