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A 2016 Health Ministry study showed that at least 600,000 children between 11- to 18-years-old in Malaysia are vaping.

This is an unacceptable number, and begs the need for a new and stronger Tobacco Act.

 

Decisions are currently being made about vaping in Malaysia, which has long-term harms, without adequate public scrutiny during this Covid-19 pandemic.

In today’s column, we examine the facts of vaping, how invisible policy decisions can damage the lives of Malaysians, and propose three solutions.