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Vaping and smoking banned at all public universities

 | November 22, 2015

Varsities are green zones, says minister after joint decision by all vice-chancellors


KANGAR: Electronic cigarettes (vaping) and tobacco smoking are banned at all 20 public universities in the country, Higher Education Minister Idris Jusoh announced.

He said a joint decision on the matter was reached by vice-chancellors of all the universities at a meeting on Friday.

“Although some of the VCs had made their own announcements on banning vape within the confines of their campuses, I feel a joint decision is very apt because universities are “green zones.

“Before we only banned smoking of tobacco but now we are extending it to vape as well,” he said.

Idris was speaking to reporters after opening the 6th inter-varsity games here on Saturday night.



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