Will the news about a ban on vaping ever stop?
Following Johor’s ban on vaping, The Malay Mail Online reported that the PAS-led Kelantan state government will stop issuing vape licenses starting 1st January 2016.
According to Malay news portal Sinar Online, Kelantan Local Government, Housing, Youth and Sports Committee chariman Datuk Ab Fattah Mahmood told reporters that vape sellers have been asked to vacate their premises in 14 days time.
He was quoted as saying:
We will take action, including confiscating devices if we find that traders continue to sell vape products after 1st January.
“So far, the traders have applied for business licenses for electronic products and other goods to open their businesses“, he added.
This announcement after the Johor state ruler called for a clampdown on vape outlets. The Johor state government is prohibiting the sale of electronic cigarettes starting from the beginning of next year, but Putrajaya has yet to decide on vaping policies.
A 27-year-old vape trader was recently charged under the Poisons Act 152 at the Kota Baru Magistrate’s Court for unlawful possession of nicotine. This is believed to be the first case against the vaping industry.
Source: The Malay Mail Online.