Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:00

Clear ruling on vaping needed

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The issue on “vaping” or smoking e-cigarettes has recently attracted much debate in Malaysia. Many youngsters are picking up this trend for two reasons: as a cheaper alternative to smoking cigarettes (whose prices have gone up exorbitantly), and as a means to quit smoking. The cabinet has recently come to a decision that there is no plan to make vaping illegal. The Ministry of Health, however, did issue a statement that both cigarettes and vapes are enormously harmful as they contain nicotine — which is medically proven to lead to cancer. Due to the fact that vaping and its electronic accessories only recently penetrated the Malaysian market, fatwas on this particular practice are relatively few. At present, only the Federal Territory has issued a clear ruling................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

 

Dr Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil is Deputy CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.

Email: mazamadil@iais.org.my

www.iais.org.my/azam