Still reeling from news of the vape ban and all the vape fiasco? Settle down, because we hear that it’s not getting banned. For sure. More or less.
According to Malaysia’s Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, that is.
He uploaded a Facebook post about an hour ago today (Friday, 30th October) to confirm that the Cabinet has decided against imposing a ban on electronic cigarettes/vape or vaping. In his post he said:
Translation: Good news for vapers, vape brewers, and vape salesmen. Today, the Cabinet has decided not to ban vaping. Thank you to the Prime Minister and Government who understands the aspirations of the youth. I believe that vaping is the best alternative to discourage smokers from smoking and to live a healthier lifestyle.
This is coming right after reports that the Health Ministry was considering imposing a ban on vaping/the vape. On Wednesday (28th October), Health Minister Datuk Seri S Subramaniam said that vaping will be banned once they have settled the legalities.
He went on to say that they’re looking into choosing an Act that will give them the most “power” which will enable them to ban it.
Of course, this was quickly disputed by Deputy Health Minister, who confirmed that there are no plans to ban or regulate vaping at the moment.
Source: The Star Online, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s Facebook page.
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