Vaping Under Attack: Why Malaysia Can’t Afford To Lose Vaping

vaping is haram

My blog gets visits by vapers in Malaysia, so my heart is saddened by the news that our Malaysian brothers and sisters in vaping are under attack by their lawmakers. This is similar to my post about U.S. politicians trying to regulate vaping, but much worse.

This article I came across talks about how Selangor, which is a state in Malaysia, is planning on outlawing vaping and is following after other Malaysian states who have already banned vaping.

What is sad is that the medical research being used by the lawmakers to make their case is just plain silly! Let’s see what the state executive councillor in charge of Health, Welfare, Women and Family Affairs Dr Daroyah Alwi has to say about vaping:

“Sharing e-cigarettes or vaping devices can also spread communicable diseases transmitted via saliva like herpes, hepatitis and HIV. We were also informed that 60 types of carcinogens which can cause cancer have been detected in the vapor of e-cigarettes,” she said.

Whoa, whoa, wait… Herpes? Hepatitis? HIV? From vaping? What carcinogens were found? Where did you get your findings from Dr. Alwi? Unfortunately, the people of Selangor, Malaysia have only until January 13, 2016 to enjoy vaping.

And it gets worse, vaping has been declared “Haram” in accordance to Islamic law in Malaysia.  Haram translates to forbidden. Other examples of Haram are Yoga and Valentines day.

Vaping is so important in Malaysia. A common vice in Malaysia is cigarettes. Nearly half of adult Malaysian men smoke. This is why vaping has become such a phenom in this country. There are now an estimated 1 million vapers in Malaysia. A lot of these vapers are Muslim. If they take away vaping from them then we deny these people a safer alternative to cigarettes.

I just pray that something will be done to fix this problem and that vaping stays legal and available in Malaysia!


Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!

2 thoughts on “Vaping Under Attack: Why Malaysia Can’t Afford To Lose Vaping”

  1. When Malaysian government declared vaping is haram, so does traditional cigarette. but alot of people (especially Muslim) still smoke traditional cigarette but no one bat an eye. and when they saw someone vaping. all in their minds is “vaping is haram, and harmful to health than traditional cigarette”. WTF man.. traditional cigarette and liquor (alcohol) also haram for muslim, why not ban those too right? why aim and attack vaping?
    Clearly medical research in Malaysian are stupid to support government to ban vaping.

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    1. Yeah man, theres a double standard against vaping. Thats the same situation here in the States bro. People are starting to believe that vaping is more dangerous than smoking, it really is stupid. It seems like there is an attack in vaping everywhere. I hope our friends in Malaysia will fix this problem soon.



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