Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the effective date of the prohibition would be announced soon.
“The state government has to obtain the views of the vape traders in the state before deciding on the date of enforcement of the ban,” he told reporters after a visit to Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Udang on the first of the new school year Monday.
To date, the Historical City of Malacca Council had issued more than 20 business licences to traders for the sale of vape. Idris said the state government would assist vape traders to switch to another business in view of the ban.
Malacca’s not the only Malaysian state to ban vape/vaping. Johor was the first to announce a ban on all sale of vape products including its equipment and liquids. After which, Kelantan, Terengganu, Penang, Kedah followed suit.
Whether or not the Malaysian Health Ministry will ultimately ban vape/vaping altogether and make it effective country-wide remains to be seen.