KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian E-Vaporizers and Tobacco Alternative Association (Mevta) is ready to comply with the Health Ministry’s directive to sell vape liquids that contain nicotine in pharmacies.
Mevta president Allan Foo told a press conference on Tuesday that Mevta and its members have agreed to produce nicotine-free vape liquids.
He added that a proposal has been sent to the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry with suggestions for a regulation of the vaping industry.
â€œWe submitted a proposal with Mevtaâ€™s requirements and standards on how nicotine-free vape liquids and vape devices can be be produced and supplied to ensure the industry is controlled and safe,” said Foo.
Foo added that Mevta will get a reply from the ministry before the end of the year, saying the suggestions included methods for labelling vape liquids and vape devices made with temperature control mechanisms to ensure devices and batteries do not overheat.
He said that Mevta met with 150 vape manufacturers in China on Nov 11 and that six suppliers signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mevta to ensure that their products met Mevtaâ€™s standards.
The six are Ijoy, Evov, Acevape, Arctic Dolphin, Vapejoy and Ecig International.
“This MoU shows the suppliers from China are committed to the vape industry in Malaysia and will make devices that are standardised,â€ said Foo.
He added that 98% of vape devices used worldwide were made in China.
â€œWe hope to get more on board but it will take time,” said Foo.