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Malaysian Vape Chamber of Commerce (MVCC)

Background The Malaysian Vape Chamber of Commerce (MVCC) was established in 2015, with a  focus on helping the Malaysian vape industry become more competitive. In additional to conducting awareness-raising campaigns, community events, and training sessions for its members, the MVCC also engages with government agencies to promote its pro-vaping interests.[1] The MVCC’s president is Syed […]

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Malaysia E-Vaporisers and Tobacco Alternative Association (MEVTA)

Background The Malaysia E-Vaporizers and Tobacco Alternative Association (MEVTA) was established in March 2014.[1] The association has been actively promoting the regulation of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and heated tobacco products (HTPs) and rejecting an outright ban on these products. Relationship with the Tobacco Industry While there has not been documented evidence of interaction

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Front groups promoting harm reduction products

A number of pro-ENDS/HTPs front groups work at country and regional levels to promote ENDS/HTPs and misinform the public that it is harm reduction products. Pro-ENDS/HTPs front groups are listed below; Regional level Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA). The coalition’s members include consumer organizations from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines

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Manufacturers of ENDS and HTPS

  Manufacturers of tobacco and nicotine products, Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS, or e-cigarettes) that heat a nicotine-containing e-liquid or e-juice without tobacco and Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs), which contain tobacco are designed to be especially attractive for the youth and simultaneously look appealing to current smokers. The marketing strategies used plug into the youth’s

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HTPs definition and types

Definition Heated Tobacco Products[1] are tobacco products that produce aerosols containing nicotine and other chemicals, which are inhaled by users, through the mouth. They contain the highly addictive substance nicotine (contained in the tobacco), which makes HTPs addictive. They also contain non-tobacco additives, and are often flavoured. HTPs mimic the behaviour of smoking conventional cigarettes,

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ENDS definition and types

Definition  Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are noncombustible battery-operated devices that heat a liquid to produce an aerosol, composed of nicotine and various other chemicals, which is inhaled by the user through a mouthpiece. ENDS devices come in various forms and are often designed to mimic the look of combustible tobacco products, e.g. e-cigarettes, e-cigars,

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Juul

Availability of Juul in ASEAN Updated in November 2019 Malaysia The company called ‘Vapers Union’ sells Juul online and there should be some sold at the shop too. It was founded in 2013 as an e-cigarette company in Malaysia. The company located in Selangor with shipping services nationwide. For more information, please go to https://www.juul.com/shop

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