Hannah Yeoh: Vape companies cannot sponsor sports events

YOUTH and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan has made it clear that vape companies, and not only cigarette companies, cannot sponsor sporting events in Malaysia.
“Actually all sports associations know that the ministry does not allow vape companies to sponsor sports events,” said Yeoh after officiating the Asia Triathlon Cup in Putrajaya today.
“I believe this association also knows this, we will send them a show cause letter. Some people may think they can get away with it, however, with social media today, that is not possible. People will take photos and videos.”
Yeoh added that she is aware that many in the sports sector are looking for sponsors and it is not easy to get them as the costs of organising events are very high.
“But I feel that this is not something we can compromise on as it involves safety, health and addiction and sends the wrong message to our young athletes,” the minister responded to a recent polo event in the Klang Valley, which had sponsorship from a vape company. – Feb 25, 2024
Main photo credit: Bernama

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