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Vaping Market in Malaysia

Vaping Market in Malaysia
Malaysia has become the world's second-largest market for vaping after the United States in terms of purchasing power. Although it has sparked a controvesy in the country due to the safety concerns of the electronic cigarette, the government does not seem interested to stop the new trend in the smoking community.

Without a proper regulation, it will instead encourage teenagers to smoke as happened in some cases.



Vaping, however, was not a bad thing as the original intention of the invention was to encourage smokers to quit smoking. The only thing lacking was the regulations to control the trading and usage of the device. The trend was new in Malaysia, so new that the government is still finding a way to regulate the activities. Vape traders were being threaten by the protest, and if banning the device has become a reality, that would have cost their business dearly.

Malaysian government seems very careful on their statements, trying to protect the traders and the users while implementing a strict law to ensure safety. Studies shows that vaping was in fact, reducing health risk compared to smoking. However, a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), found that there was not enough evidence to determine if electronic cigarettes could help people quit smoking, therefore, was not approved as a smoke quitting method.

All in all, it should not be a problem for vaping in Malaysia as long as the product quality was assured and laws to control the usage were implemented by the authorities.