Malaysian vape vape oil lacks warning labels

The lack of adequate labeling for e-cigarette liquids (also known as e-liquid or e-juice) has now led to an increase in cases of acute nicotine poisoning in children. A series of local studies in Malaysia have highlighted the need for strict labeling regulations.


The study evaluated 18 e-cigarette liquids obtained from an online shopping platform in Malaysia last month. The products were randomly selected to represent a variety of manufacturers, nicotine concentrations, and flavors. We examined whether the external packaging of the products provided important information in accordance with the UK Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 and whether the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency’s guidance on notification of e-cigarette liquids was followed.


The lack of specific regulations and regulatory measures to control e-cigarette products in Malaysia is troubling.


For example, the products tested contained unauthorized artificial flavorings and sweeteners, such as mango and banana, which are commonly found in dairy products. These flavors are not only appealing to children, but have also been linked to respiratory illnesses. More worryingly, no products specified nicotine content, although their online sales platforms implied that nicotine was an added ingredient.


The study also revealed inadequacies in e-cigarette liquid safety labeling. Only about 72 percent of the products included warnings to keep them away from children, and only 5.6 percent mentioned that nicotine was addictive. The following troubling statistics from the study highlight the problems with these 18 e-cigarette liquids.


Only 5.6% (of the 18 products) included a statement that “This product contains nicotine. Only 5.6% of the products displayed the important notice, “This product is addictive.”


Only 11.1% (two of 18) of the products included the warning “Avoid contact with eyes, skin or ingestion” and 11.1% (two of 18) of the products carried the warning “This product should not be used by people with unstable heart conditions. ” warnings.


Only 11.1% (two out of 18) of the products provided a warning for people who are allergic to propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin.


Only 61.1% (11 out of 18) of the products stated that “e-cigarettes are an alternative to smoking and are not suitable for non-smokers.


A total of 72.2% (13 out of 18) of products displayed a warning: “Keep out of reach of children.


A whopping 88.9% (16 of 18) of the products stated that “persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from purchasing or using this product,” while 88.9% (16 of 18) of the products warned against the use of the product by pregnant or nursing women.