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 to ban the sale of vape products.
â€œThere are at least 350 outlets statewide and if the government decides to ban them, the livelihood of many businessmen will be affected.
â€œSome vape businessmen have put in a lot of money to start their businesses and if their outlets were to be closed, they will suffer heavy loses,â€ he said after a meeting with its members here yesterday.
However, he said the association would support if the state government planned to come out with guidelines to regulate the sale of vape products.
â€œWe do not mind and we will comply as long as we are allowed to continue with our business.
â€œWe want a win-win situation and we are wiling to pay any taxes that is needed and bring in more revenue for the state,â€ Mohd Azlee added.
The Kelantan government has yet to decide whether or not to ban the sale of vape in the state.
The state Local Government execuÂtive councillor Datuk Abdul Fattah MahÂmood had recently said that local councils had already issued notices to vape outlets to take down their advertising boards immediately.