Penang consumer group push for ban on vape, e-cigarettes

August 30, 2023 by malaymail.com

Penang consumer group push for ban on vape, e-cigarettes

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) today urged the government to ban vape and e-cigarettes amid continued debate over a move that aims to end the habit among future generations of Malaysians. CAP president Mohideen Abdul Kader said there are now two million vape smokers in the country. “According to the latest National Health and Morbidity Survey 2022, Malaysian teens aged 13 to 17 using e-cigarettes and vape rose from 9.8 per cent in 2017 to 14.9 per cent in 2022,” he said in a press conference at the CAP office here.


21.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 5.3 million current smokers in Malaysia 42.10% of men are current smokers but only 0.50% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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