It has been months now that the e-cigarette raises questions in Malaysia. After announcements of bans, it seems that the government is now ready for some concessions! There is no longer any question of banning vaping but of strengthening the controls on the products of the vape.
According to the statements of Dr. Lee Boon ChyeDeputy Minister of Health, the government would no longer have the intention to ban the sale of e-cigarettes, but wants to strengthen control to reduce the health risks that could result from the use of these e-cigarettes. devices.
The deputy minister added that the government had also taken proactive measures by drafting a law providing for the control of e-cigarettes and vaping products, which will be tabled next year.
« The decision to ban the sale or use of e-cigarettes and vaping products in the country depends on the results of an ongoing study, which includes consideration of needs and the current situation" , did he declare.
These statements by Dr. Lee Boon Chye follow comments on the statement of the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (HMCS), urging the government to immediately ban the sale of e-cigarettes, especially to young people.
Pour it part, le Dr. Zubaidi Ahmad, member of the Central Committee of the Organization of Muslim Physicians of Malaysia (Perdim), said that the nicotine contained in the e-cigarette was about two or three times greater than that cigarettes.
« For example, in a cigarette, there are about two to three milligrams (mg) of nicotine, but in a vaporizer, the content may be four to 12 mg nicotine. Excessive nicotine content affects the health of users. He says.
The Secretary-General of the Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control, Muhammad Sha'ani Abdullah, suggested that the government immediately ban the sale of nicotine-containing vaping products.
« Those who inhale nicotine vapor are not only exposed to cancer, but also to other diseases that could be harmful to health because of e-liquids. In addition, there is no evidence of safe use" , he added.