In Malaysia, theThe Ministry of Health announces that it will control the vape shops to ensure that they do not offer e-liquids containing nicotine.
For the Deputy Minister, Lee Boon Chye, Nicotine is listed as a toxic substance under 1952's Poison Law and only qualified personnel may have the right to sell it. To ensure that no point of sale offers nicotine e-liquids, checks will be made.
«You will need a license to sell it. If, during our checks, we discover that the points of sale sell products with nicotine, measures will be taken against the owner of the store ", did he declare.
Speaking to reporters after lunch, Dr. Lee was asked to explain how the ministry was considering the proposal of e-liquids containing nicotine. This one Admits that there is a risk that outlets advertise e-liquids without nicotine and still sell nicotine products "under the counter".
« They may have ways to get around the problem and we also have ways to enforce it", He added, noting that the ministry's decision was clearly a deterrent.
"We want to raise awareness that smoking and vaping is not good" , did he declare.
In a virulent Twitter message encouraging people to report people smoking or vaping in public, Dr. Lee said the ministry's decision not to smoke in public places was more about educating the public.
«We want to educate people that smoking and vaping is not good for your health. All the measures we take are dissuasive. We want people to know that it's not good for you ", did he declare.