Malaysia Enforces Act 852 to Regulate E-Cigarettes

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    Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad announces Malaysia’s full enforcement of the Public Health (Control of Smoking Product) Act 2024 (Act 852) to address rising e-cigarette usage, especially among youth.

    Act Overview and Purpose

    Act 852, receiving royal assent on January 24, 2024, aims to regulate tobacco and alternative tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

    Key Measures of Act 852

    Malaysia outlines key measures to regulate e-cigarettes effectively:

    1. Registration Requirement

    All tobacco and alternative tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, must be registered before importation, manufacture, or distribution, with severe penalties for non-compliance.

    2. Advertising, Promotion, and Sponsorship

    Strict prohibition of tobacco product advertising, including e-cigarettes.

    3. Sales Control

    Explicit prohibition of tobacco product sales to minors, including e-cigarettes.

    4. Packaging and Labeling

    Stringent requirements for packaging and labeling of tobacco and alternative tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.

    5. No Smoking Areas

    Health Minister authority to designate no-smoking areas, with fines for violators.

    6. Emergency Measures

    Special committees may restrict or prohibit tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, in emergencies.

    7. E-Cigarette Regulation

    Until Act 852 enforcement, legal sale of e-cigarettes to minors with strict regulation on advertising, sales, packaging, labeling, and usage.

    Immediate Action and Enforcement

    Health Minister emphasizes urgent action to curb e-cigarette use and protect public health through Act 852 enforcement.


    Malaysia strengthens its regulatory framework with Act 852 enforcement to control e-cigarette use and protect public health. Stringent measures outlined in the Public Health Act aim to mitigate e-cigarette risks, particularly among youth.