Health minister hopes to table the bill in Parliament early next year.
However, smokers who used e-cigarettes, but not daily, were no more likely than non-users to stay off regular cigarettes.
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It urges the health ministry to plug all loopholes in current legislation and anticipate how the tobacco industry will evolve in the future.
Tobacco company says it is ready to roll out its tobacco products but is waiting for price approval from the government.
Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says summonses will be issued to those caught smoking at eateries after the six-month grace period.
Former health official says all tobacco products should be subject to the same regulations as cigarettes.
Former health ministry official and a think-tank say heat-not-burn refills need to be treated like cigarettes.
The products, which entered the market last year, have reportedly been banned in neighbouring Singapore.
The US Food and Drug Administration expresses concerns over major chains such as Walmart and Exxon for selling cigarettes to underage consumers.
The offering is part of a long-delayed program to sell additional stakes in key state-run companies.
Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says the ministry will study the matter and consult with stakeholders.
The proposed law, introduced by local Democratic representative Richard Creagan, would effectively amount to a cigarette ban by 2024.
The High Court however refused to issue a stay order on the ban.
Sabah police chief Omar Mammah says they have made the biggest seizure of contraband items to date in the state.
However, the finance minister says he will discuss the suggestion to disallow the sale of duty-free cigarettes on three islands with the health ministry.
The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says at least 30 countries are already using tax on tobacco for health programmes.
Recent implementation of SST will cause prices for all types of tobacco products to increase.
Bukit Aman says it it is the biggest contraband seizure in the country to date.
The SST exemption for a section of the cigarette market is seen as inconsistent with the plan to ban smoking in outdoor eateries.
Ramon Navaratnam says it is counter-intuitive to continue profiting from the tobacco industry.
Big Tobacco's tactics include suing governments seeking to implement plain packaging for cigarettes, sponsoring cultural events or sports teams, and challenging the legality of smoke-free zones.
The maker of Mevius and Winston cigarettes has been buying up businesses in markets where smoking is more prevalent.
Imperial Brands Plc is releasing new vaping pods in the US and UK containing nicotine salts, which allow the stimulant to be absorbed into the bloodstream more rapidly than when using a conventional e-cigarette.