Vaping not banned in Penang


GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has no plan to ban vaping but is looking for the best approach to monitor its use, said State Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin.

He said the state government had no plan to emulate some states in the country to ban vaping .

“We have held dialogues with vape traders over the past two weeks, but no decision on the matter had been made. The vape traders can continue with their business,” he told reporters after a dialogue with the vape traders here last night.

On December 4 last year, the Penang Fatwa Council ruled e-cigarette or vaping, as well as sisha, as ‘haram’ (prohibited in Islam).