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Selling vape to schoolchildren to be addressed

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will work with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to address the problem of electronic cigarettes and vape being sold to schoolchildren.

Based on the monitoring carried out, MOE said in a statement last night, it found that the sales of such materials took place outside the schools.

"MOE takes this issue of selling of illegal materials such as electronic cigarettes and vape to school students that went viral over the past few days seriously.

"In this regard, in order to ensure that this is not widespread, MOE will work with Domestic Trade Ministry to curb sales of prohibited substances, especially to schoolchildren," the statement released in Kuala Lumpur last night said.

The MOE said it would take appropriate measures to provide exposure on the prohibition of the purchase and the danger of using such materials from a health standpoint.

It also reminded parents to monitor their children’s activities, as they could be inclined towards the use of the forbidden substance.

- Bernama

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