KUALA LUMPUR: The Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry is still collecting data before regulating the trade of e-cigarettes or vaping machines.
Its minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin said the ministry had so far studied the standards used in France and Britain.
“From there we will adopt those which are suitable for Malaysia,” he said.
He could not however, estimate when the regulations would be ready.
“There are a few laws and regulations to be taken into account like nicotine levels, which will be determined by the Health Ministry,” said Hamzah, adding the ministry has meetings on the issue almost on a weekly basis.
“We will continue to meet as long as this issue is unsolved,” he said.
Hamzah was speaking to reporters after launching the “Back to School Sales” programme at the Bank Rakyat Twin Towers, here, today.