MRECA Objects Ban On Vape Sales

MRECA objects this move as it will impact the local industry which comprises more than 3,000 local vape entrepreneurs who are primarily Bumiputera entrepreneurs, says Datuk Adzwan

MRECA Objects Ban On Vape Sales

Datuk Adzwan Ab Manas President, Malaysia Retail Electronic Cigarette Association (MRECA) says the Government’s decision to equate vape and cigarettes by banning sales to anyone born after 2005 is unfair as cigarettes and vape are two different industries and products.

"MRECA objects this move as it will impact the local industry which comprises more than 3,000 local vape entrepreneurs who are primarily Bumiputera entrepreneurs.

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"The local vape industry has the capabilities to take Malaysia to the global stage. Many Malaysian-made products have entered the global market and millions of Ringgit have been invested by local entrepreneurs for the development of this industry," says Datuk Adzwan.

This decision will give a huge blow to the local industry as well as the workforce which includes more than 15,000 workers, he says.

"The industry urges the Government to review this decision and requests that MPs defend the fate of the local vape industry when the Bill is tabled in Parliament," he adds in a statement today.