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Sultan Chides Ikhlas President For Questioning Vape Ban

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MUAR: Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has chided Small and Medium Scale Entrepreneurs Alliance of Malaysia (Ikhlas) president Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah for questioning his decision to ban the sale of vape products in the state. “To those who wish to challenge my decision, especially the Ikhlas president who claimed that he…

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Sabah Fatwa Council Rules Vape, Shisha As Haram For Muslims

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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah Fatwa Council has ruled that smoking shisha and electronic cigarette or vaping is haram (prohibited) for Muslims in the state as it harmful to health. Mufti of Sabah Datuk Bungsu Aziz Jaafar said the ruling was made at the council’s special meeting to discuss the matter today. Bungsu said the ruling…

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Ban On Vape Sale An Apt Move

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MELAKA – Although the fatwa banning the use of vape or e-cigarettes is basically for the Muslims, the decision made by many state governments not to allow the sale of vape products has been seen as a very apt and relevant move. This is because the health risks and effects of vaping using the e-cigarettes,…

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N.Sembilan Allows Vape Sale But Bans Muslims From Using It

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SEREMBAN – The Negeri Sembilan government today decided to allow the sale of electronic cigarette or vape products in the state, taking into account the interests of non-Muslim consumers. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said, however, the state government had agreed to ban the use of vape among Muslims, in adherence with the decision…

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Malacca To Ban Sale Of vape

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MALACCA: The state government has decided to ban the sale and use of vape and electronic cigarettes in keeping with the edict of the National Fatwa Council. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the effective date of the prohibition would be announced soon. He said the meeting of the state executive council tomorrow would…

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Malacca To Ban Sale And Use Of Vape

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MELAKA – The Melaka government has decided to ban the sale and use of vape or electronic cigarettes in the state in keeping with the edict of the National Fatwa Council. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron said the effective date of the prohibition would be announced soon. He said the meeting of the state…

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All 120 Vape Outlets In Johor Close Shop

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JOHOR BAHRU – All the 120 vape outlets in Johor have closed shop following a royal decree prohibiting the sale of vape in the state effective Jan 1 this year. Johor Police chief Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the Johor Narcotics CID chief had confirmed the closure of the outlets. Although all the premises have…

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Terengganu Government To Find Best Mechanism To Help Vape Traders

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The Terengganu government will find the best mechanism to overcome the losses incurred by certain parties, especially vape traders, following the state Fatwa Council’s ruling to ban electronic cigarettes and vaping recently. Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Razif Abdul Rahman said the state government understood the difficulties faced by the traders following…

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Negeri Sembilan Bans Vaping, Other States To Discuss National Fatwa Council’s Decision

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KUALA LUMPUR: Negeri Sembilan banned the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping in line with the National Fatwa Council’s decision Tuesday to declare them as ‘haram’. The Islamic Religious Council of Selangor, Sabah, Sarawak and Pahang will hold meetings before making a decision on the matter while Terengganu, Perlis and Perak are waiting for the…

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Vaping Ban At Non-Smoking Areas To Be Enforced From Next Year

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BUTTERWORTH – The Ministry of Health will enforce the ban on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or vape in 21 areas gazetted as non-smoking areas, starting next year. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the ban will be imposed after a special committee chaired by the Director-General of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah…

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Ministry Denies Allegation Of Sabotage Of Vape Entrepreneurs

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Ministry of Health (MOH) today denied an allegation by the Small and Medium Entrepreneurs Alliance of Malaysia (Ikhlas) that two vape flavour manufacturing plants believed to owned by certain individual stakeholders in the government will be built soon. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Dr Hilmi Yahaya said the ministry had not received…

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Fatwa Council Declares Vape And E-Cigarettes Haram

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SEPANG: The National Fatwa Council has declared the use of electronic cigarettes and vaping as haram for Muslims. Based on scientific studies and findings, council chairman Tan Sri Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said they had found that the vaping trend would not bring benefit to the users. “The council finds that the consumption of something…

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Penang Police Seize 199 Bottles Of Liquified Vape

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GEORGETOWN – Penang police seized 199 bottles of liquified vape believed to contain drugs in a raid on a premises in Jalan Tanjung Tokong, near here yesterday. State Narcotics CID Chief, Supt Guan Beng Kang said that in the operation codenamed ‘Ops Vapor’, police detained a 24-year-old man who was the owner of the premises.…

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Four Arrested In Johor For Selling Vape Liquids

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JOHOR BARU: Johor police have arrested four vape outlet owners and operators here for selling vape liquids. Johor police chief Comm Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said that the operations were carried out at three business premises in Taman Century and Larkin on Dec 15. He said police also took away 6,924 bottles of vape…

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Kelantan To Issue 14-day Notice For Vape Traders To Vacate Premises

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KOTA BAHARU: The Kelantan state government will be issuing a 14-day notice to all vape or electronic cigarette traders to vacate their premises starting today. State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Fattah Mahmood said the action was in line with the decision of the state government in not issuing any…

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Vape Traders Hope Kelantan Govt Will be Fair To Them

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KOTA BARU: People involved in the vape business in Kelantan are appealing to the state government to exercise flexibility towards the sale of vape products in the state. The Kelantan chapter of the National Malay Vape Traders Organisation president Mohd Azlee Che Mohd Zaid urged the state to be fair when deciding whether or not…

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Johor Officially Bans Vaping

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NUSAJAYA: Johor has officially become the first state in the country to ban vaping, including taking action against users and traders who sell both liquid flavours and mods. In a much expected move, the Johor government decided at its weekly executive councillors meeting, chaired by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin at Bangunan Dato…

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Kelantan Govt To Decide On Vape Sale On Dec 16

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KOTA BHARU – The Kelantan government will be making a decision on the sale of vape (e-cigarette) in the state on Dec 16. State Local Government, Housing, Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Fattah Mahmood said this was due to the similarities of vape with shisha smoking, which has been banned in Kelantan since…

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Johor First State To Officially Ban Vaping

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NUSAJAYA – Johor has become the first state in the federation to officially ban vaping. State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman Datuk Abd Latif Bandi said the state executive council (Exco) meeting today decided on the matter as called for by the Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar who wanted a complete ban…

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Vape Traders In Muar Given One Month To Clear Out Stock

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MUAR – Vape traders in Muar have until January 1 to clear their stock before sale of vape products are banned by the Muar Municipal Council. Its president, Jamaludin A. Hamid said the council will issue a notice on this with a warning that errant traders will be fined and their business licences revoked. “A fine…

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Kedah To Seek Fatwa Committee’s Advice On Vape Sales

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ALOR SETAR – The Kedah government will meet with the State Fatwa Committee to discuss whether or not it should ban the sale of electronic cigarettes (vape) in the state, according to State Religious Affairs Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Rawi Abd Hamid. He said although the state had already banned vaping and shisha smoking for…

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Thums Up For Vape Ban

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PETALING JAYA: From health authorities to interest groups, it’s all thumbs up for the news that the Sultan of Johor wants a ban on all vape products from Jan 1. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the move was in line with the Government’s goal to achieve a generation of Malaysians free from…

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Johor Exco To Discuss Implementing Sultan’s Decree On Vape Ban

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NUSAJAYA – The state government will discuss the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s decree to prohibit the sale of vape in the state, effective January at the next state executive council (exco) meeting. State health and environment executive committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the committee and related agencies such as the Johor…

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Vape: KKLW Leaving It To IPTS Under Its Jurisdiction To Decide

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PUTRAJAYA – The Rural and Regional Development Ministry (KKLW) is leaving it to private institutions of higher learning (IPTS) under its jurisdiction whether to ban or not ban the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in their respective campuses. Its minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the ministry did not have any policy on the…

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Vaping Ban Must Go With Prohibition Of Sale

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ALOR SETAR – A ban on vaping and shisha smoking must be accompanied by a prohibition of their sale, said Kedah Mufti Datuk Syeikh Muhamad Baderudin Ahmad. He said that in line with a decision to ban e-cigarettes, the government must also consider all factors which contributed to the activity. “In Islam, alcohol is ‘haram’ (forbidden)…

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USIM Enforces Ban On Vape Use In Campus Effective Jan 1

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NILAI – Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) will enforce the ban on the use of electronic cigarette or vape in the campus from January 1 next year. Vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Musa Ahmad said the guideline on the ban of vape usage in the campus would be issued in the middle of next month.…

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Don’t Fall For Vaping Fad, Non-Smokers Told

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KUALA LUMPUR – “Throw out the ciggies, bring in the vape”, seems to be the mantra of Malaysian nicotine addicts who are under the impression that vaping is “less injurious to health” and will help them kick the smoking habit. Why, even people who have never smoked before seem eager to vape just because it…

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Is Vaping A Worthy Alternative To Smoking?

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By Kisho Kumari Sucedaram KUALA LUMPUR:While e-cigarette advocates tout vaping as a less hazardous alternative to conventional smoking, the local medical fraternity begs to differ. In fact, if Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam had his way, vaping would be banned in the country. Last month, when he spoke about the government considering a…

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Malaysian Vape Body To Comply With Health Ministry

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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…

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Vape Banned In All Public Universities

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KANGAR – E-cigarettes (vape) and smoking are banned in all 20 public universities in the country, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh. He said a joint decision on the matter was reached by all the universities’ vice-chancellors (VCs) at a meeting on Friday. “Although some of the VCs had made their own announcements…

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