The Public Health Ministry is seeking legal action to control the illegal import of liquid nicotine in the form of shisha sticks, known locally as "baraku."

These fancy cigarettes were becoming popular among teenagers and were being sold outside schools and department stores. Some of these vendors also hired people to pretend to be students and walk around schools to lure other youngsters into buying these fancy cigarettes.

Since the electronic shisha sticks are also widely sold online, the DCD will also ask the Information and Communications Technology Ministry to monitor and take legal action against the online vendors.

It is believed that the fancy cigarettes have several addictive substances. They are very dangerous as they contain more than 20 addictive substances.