Unlike the drastic measures taken by Terengganu, Malacca, and Johor, the Penang state government has no plans on banning e-cigarettes/vapes.
But they are, however, looking for the best approach to monitor its use, according State Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin.
“We have held dialogues with vape traders over the past two weeks, but no decision on the matter has been made. The vape traders can continue with their businesses,” he told reporters after a dialogue with vape traders in George Town on Thursday (21st January) night.
The dialogue was attended by more than 30 vape traders, including Penang Vape Traders (PPVPP) chairman Muhammad Hafidz Adnan and Malaysian E-Vapouriser and Tobacco Alternative Association (MEVTA) president Allan Foo.
In November last year, it was reported that the Penang government was looking to ban vapers from puffing at no smoking zones. Then, on 4th December the Penang Fatwa Council ruled e-cigarettes, as well as sisha, as “haram”.
Source: Bernama via The Star Online.
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