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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9, 2015:

Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob called on young entrepreneurs to make full use of the government decision not to ban e-cigarette smoking in the country.

He noted that the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) had already imposed price adjustments on e-cigarette while the Health Ministry has formed a special task force on vaping.

“I hope young entrepreneurs will make full use of the opportunity to expand their businesses.

“I also hope entrepreneurs of flavored vape liquid will be more creative in their products without using banned substances,” he wrote in a Facebook posting today.

Ismail Sabri expressed his desire to see Malaysia’s vaping products by Bumiputera entrepreneurs to become renowned worldwide.

He also reminded vape users and industry players to adhere to the rules and regulations.

Last week, the Health Ministry launched a wide-scale offensive against shops selling nicotine-laced e-cigarette refills, which saw hundreds of shops being raided nationwide and millions of ringgit worth of products seized.

The number of vape users in the country now have reportedly reached more than a million.

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