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Malaysia: E-cigarettes must remain in generational end game

18 June 2022

News Straits Time

LETTER:Ever since the health minister announced a generational end game for tobacco, statements by industry-leaning “experts” touting vaping and heated tobacco products have sprouted exponentially.

Most of these alleged experts have not been involved in tobacco-control activities in Malaysia or elsewhere.

These third-party voices are brought in to astroturf vaping, trivialise growing evidence of vaping harms and counter government plans to ban e-cigarettes.

More importantly, their association with Big Tobacco remains undeclared.