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Today, 11:29 AM, updated 7h ago

PETALING JAYA: Local vape industry players have claimed health ministry Khairy Jamaluddin pressured and misled them into supporting the Generational End Game (GEG) to ban tobacco and vape products for those born after 2007.

Industry leaders claim that they were presented with an ultimatum from Khairy at recent meetings. FMT has reached out to Khairy’s office and the health ministry for comment.

Samsul Kamal Ariffin, president of the Malaysian Organisation of Vape Entity, is among those who claimed Khairy put them under pressure when he spoke at a gathering with other industry people on Friday.

Samsul said he and a few others in the industry had been asked to meet Khairy earlier this month. At the first meeting, Khairy allegedly told them to ask their peers to support the GEG as it was the only way to get vape regulations in place.

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Samsul Kamal Ariffin.

He alleged that Khairy said the government would impose a ban on vape if there was no industry support for GEG.

The GEG is being realised through the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill, which is scheduled to be debated on Tuesday at the Dewan Rakyat.

Those who contravene the act face a maximum compound of RM50, according to Khairy.

The bill also provides for enforcement officers to open any baggage or container and examine tobacco or substitute tobacco products and smoking devices, without a warrant.

Meanwhile, another vape industry person who attended the meeting with Khairy and ministry officials on July 21, said people in the industry were shocked when the bill was tabled on Friday.

“Khairy told us that the health ministry wanted a ban on vape and that officially, it could not recognise tobacco harm reduction measures,” the source told FMT.

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Several countries like the United Kingdom and New Zealand have adopted harm-reduction strategies including promoting the use of vape as a less harmful alternative to cigarettes.

The source said Khairy said regulations on vaping were needed as many smokers had switched to vaping and a lack of regulations would cause people to turn to black market products.

“Khairy said that he came under fire from health groups when he said he intended to regulate vaping. “He said, ‘I have to give them something, and that is GEG; without GEG they won’t support (vape regulations).”

According to the source, Khairy said he needed the support from the vape industry on GEG. He said the details on vaping regulations could be worked out after the bill was passed.

“But we were shocked when the bill was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat. It is nowhere near what he had told us.” Vape products had been lumped together with cigarettes, contrary to what Khairy had said, and the act of possession, use and sale was made an offence.

“Vape and cigarettes are two very different products, something Khairy acknowledges. Why talk about different regulations when he is trying to bulldoze a law that treats vape like cigarettes?” the source said.

“The fines and punishments listed in the bill are so heavy. Khairy said the maximum compound would be RM50, but that’s not what is listed in the bill.”

The source said more transparency and stakeholder engagement was needed before any law is brought to the Dewan Rakyat

Revoz

Today, 11:30 AM

wangpr

Today, 11:32 AM

Kalu tak cakap tak tepat… macam mana anda baru akan tertipu……..

Lembu Goreng

Today, 11:33 AM

Of course la Vape players will say anything to stop the ban

smallcrab

Today, 11:33 AM

looks like vape industry going down

it’s for the sake of all

stevenryl86

Today, 11:33 AM

Till date, vape or electronic cigarettes still on gray area.

Ban all je senang

dickybird

Today, 11:34 AM

Those who vape

If have to admit to hospital and get medical treatment for lung damage and pneumonia, they should pay the full price. No subsidy.

akhito

Today, 11:35 AM

Cincai lar

Today, 11:36 AM

QUOTE(smallcrab @ Jul 31 2022, 11:33 AM)

looks like vape industry going down

it’s for the sake of all

QUOTE(stevenryl86 @ Jul 31 2022, 11:33 AM)

Till date, vape or electronic cigarettes still on gray area.

Ban all je senang

porns , drugs and cheong all also banned,.. .. it cease to exist ???

This post has been edited by Cincai lar: Today, 11:36 AM

CertifiedHomphobe

Today, 11:38 AM

QUOTE(dickybird @ Jul 31 2022, 11:34 AM)

Those who vape

If have to admit to hospital and get medical treatment for lung damage and pneumonia, they should pay the full price. No subsidy.

Same with obesity, heart illnesses and kidney/liver failure.

Owaii.

Epci

Today, 11:38 AM



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QUOTE(Cincai lar @ Jul 31 2022, 11:36 AM)

porns , drugs and cheong all also banned,.. .. it cease to exist ???

It will not cease but will reduce it. Just like Rape, Murder, Force labour

Phoenix_KL

Today, 11:40 AM

tax then use tax for limit enforcement.

khelben

Today, 11:40 AM

It’s for the greater good la, KJ did the right thing.

Cincai lar

Today, 11:40 AM

QUOTE(Epci @ Jul 31 2022, 11:38 AM)

It will not cease but will reduce it. Just like Rape, Murder, Force labour

u sure ???….

JasonTheGreat

Today, 11:40 AM

KJ is right. Rokok and vape haram. Cannot go heaven

danielmckey

Today, 11:41 AM

As usual politician always do this. “Cakap Tak Serupa Bikin”

HikayatSalju

Today, 11:41 AM

What happen to our freedom!?

PaperClip224

Today, 11:41 AM

Faster ban ciggies vape n legalise my white widow n og kush

dickybird

Today, 12:23 PM

QUOTE(CertifiedHomphobe @ Jul 31 2022, 11:38 AM)

Same with obesity, heart illnesses and kidney/liver failure.

Owaii.

If smoking related then yes.

I doubt anyone will have any money to eat themselves into obesity or heart disease anymore.

Congenital and genetic predisposition to such diseases will excepted.

Smoking and vaping is a choice and a stupid and should be made clear as such.

Lucas0323

Today, 12:24 PM

What a stupid name generation end game.

Macam nak mati dah malaysia ni.


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