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Malaysia: New Smoking Law but No Progress in Harm Reduction

About 25% of Malaysia’s population smokes, and this rate can be partly attributed to the lack of harm reduction/smoking cessation initiatives by local lawmakers....

Malaysia Drafting New Tobacco Law that Includes E-Cigarettes

Last October, deputy minister Dr. Lee Boon Chye, from the Health Ministry of Malaysia had announced that as of this year, the government would...

Malaysia: Actions to Prevent the Sales of Nicotine-Laced E-Liquids

Last October, Dr Lee announced that as of next year, the government will be banning smoking in all eateries, including open-air outlets across Malaysia....

Malaysia: Nicotine-Free E-Liquids Exempt from Vaping Ban

Last week, Dr Lee announced that as of next year, the government will be banning smoking in all eateries, including open-air outlets across Malaysia....

Malaysia: Big Tobacco Says That Cigarette Tax Will Boost Illegal Trade

As of Aug 29th, a 10% tax has been implemented on cigarettes, which will naturally cause existing prices to increase. In response to this,...

BAT Cautious About Introducing Cigarette Alternatives in Malaysia

“We are a bit concerned that if we were to introduce this type of products, the regulatory framework is not as sharp as it...

Police, pharma raids hit every Malaysian vape shop

The International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations (INNCO) has told Vaping Post that every vape shop in Malaysia seems to have been raided in...

Poll shows TPD failure, while global fight over vape laws continues

Malaysia’s most populous state is now threatening to jail anyone who vapes in public parks or shopping centres, while their counterparts in the Indian...

Vapers and manufacturers come together to defend vaping in Malaysia

A situation which at first glance seems impossible to resolve In Malaysia, vaping bans have been flourishing in states like Johor, Kelantan, Terengganu and Melaka, the...

Malaysia: Scientific insights in Ecig use reveal misconceptions of vaping

A Malaysian cross‑sectional study was conducted in Kuantan, State capital of Pahang (population: 607,000) from October 2013 to December 2013. The research team leaded by...
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