Idris Jusoh: Vape ban in all public universities

This picture taken on July 23, 2015 shows sales staff exhaling vapour while demonstrating their electronic cigarette products at the Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo in Beijing. — AFP pic
This picture taken on July 23, 2015 shows sales staff exhaling vapour while demonstrating their electronic cigarette products at the Beijing International Vapor Distribution Alliance Expo in Beijing. — AFP pic

KANGAR, Nov 22 — E-cigarettes (vape) and smoking are banned in all 20 public universities in the country, said Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

He said a joint decision on the matter was reached by all the universities’ vice-chancellors (VCs) at a meeting yesterday.

“Although some of the VCs had made their own announcements on banning vape within the confines of their campuses, I feel a joint decision is very apt because universities are “green zones.

“Before we only banned smoking of tobacco but now we are extending it to vape as well,” he said.

Idris was speaking to reporters after opening the 6th Malaysian Educational Institutions Games at Dewan 2020 here last night.

Also present were Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man, Deputy Higher Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching and Community College Education Department director-general Datuk Amir Md Noor. — Bernama 

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