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Vape products could be taxed, says deputy finance minister

Steven Sim says the health ministry is looking into the legal framework for taxation.

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Deputy Finance Minister Steven Sim says vaping products could be taxed once the health ministry has examined the legal issues involved.
Deputy Finance Minister Steven Sim says vaping products could be taxed once the health ministry has examined the legal issues involved.

A tax on vape products may be implemented after the health ministry has examined the legal issues related to vaping substances, Deputy Finance Minister Steven Sim said today.

"The health ministry is currently looking into the legal framework for taxation and there may be an announcement in the budget.

"If the legislation is approved, I invite support from the other side (opposition). Vaping products could be taxed," he said during the question-and-answer session in the Dewan Rakyat.

He was replying to a supplementary question from Wan Saifulruddin Wan Jan (PN-Tasek Gelugor) who asked whether the government planned to impose tax on vape products to increase national revenue.

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