Malaysia

Malaysia’s long-time ban on the sale of vaping products is set to end, saving thousands of lives every year, says leading local advocacy group MOVE (Malaysian Organization of Vape Entities). Taking effect on 3 August, the regulation of vaping devices precedes the imminent legalization of vape sales. It follows years of...

It’s incredibly admirable that three key Asia Pacific countries are turning their backs on philanthropic colonialism which has seen too many smokers unnecessarily die over the past decade, says Nancy Loucas, Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA. Her comments come as the Philippines awaits presidential approval to regulate vaping while Malaysia and Thailand...

"Legislation to regulate vaping in Malaysia is pending parliamentary approval but frustratingly will now be delayed due to political instability and election campaigning,” says Samsul Kamal Ariffin, President of MOVE (Malaysian Organization of Vape Entities). “Malaysia’s Health Minister YB Khairy Jamaluddin’s decision to regulate the vape industry is forward looking and...

Malaysia’s Ministry of Health is making good progress, with its imminent legislation to regulate vaping globally important, says the Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). CAPHRA says considerable and effective advocacy from local consumer groups over recent years was key to the Government’s decision last year to legalise...

Consumer advocates and tobacco harm reduction (THR) experts called on the World Health Organization (WHO) and governments in Asia and the Far East (A&FE) to allow smokers to choose safer alternatives, following the latest report that more than half of global smoking-related deaths occur in the region. They made the statement...

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