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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Anti-smoking law to pack a real punch

the Health Ministry will raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products, including cigarettes, from 18 to 21. A new tobacco bill is being drafted to include a ban on displaying products and making it illegal to smoke in vehicles with children insid
New Straits Times (my)
added Aug 24, 2015 07:42

[Asia, Malaysia] KHOR: Tobacco, health and trade rules - Global Trends

Many governments are fighting back against the Big Tobacco onslaught, with Malaysia taking a lead role on two important fronts: the Tobacco Control Convention and the TPPA. Malaysian non-governmental org­anisations such as the Ma­laysian Council for Toba
The Star (my)
added Oct 27, 2014 10:06

[Malaysia] JTI joins BAT in cigarette price hike

the manufacturer of cigarette brands Mevius, Winston, Salem and Camel in Malaysia, has joined British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT) in raising the prices of its cigarettes by RM1.00 per 20-stick pack from today.
Sun Daily (my)
added Sep 14, 2014 11:31

[Asia, Malaysia] Marine cops foil contraband cigarettes smugglers

foiled an attempt to smuggle RM151, 200 worth of contraband cigarettes off the shores of Tanjung Siang, Bandar Penawar here. Its commander Asst Comm Paul Khiu Khon Chiang said that a group of men on the boat were in the middle of transferring the 1,500 c
The Star (my)
added May 20, 2014 13:00

Malaysian Tax Revenue Going Up in Smoke

study looked at 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region that suffer from tax evasion due to illicit cigarette sales. Australia, with an estimated revenue loss of US$1.14 billion last year, topped the list. Malaysia was second on the list.
Wall Street Journal Blogs
added Oct 2, 2013 03:11

[Asia, Malaysia] TPPA: NGOs want medical and tobacco business excluded in free trade talks

Several Malaysian non-governmental organisations are pushing for the exclusion medical and tobacco businesses from the trade deal because, they say, inclusion will not benefit the people with cheaper medicines and other medical services. The NGOs - Mala
The Star (my)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:26

[Malaysia] JTI worried about impact of illegal cigarette sales, cheaper local brands

JT International Bhd (JTI) is expecting the industry to "remain extremely challenging" this year due to the continued sale of illegal cigarettes and the impact from certain local brands being sold below the Government-mandated minimum cigarette price. Th
The Star (my)
added Apr 26, 2013 05:57

[Malaysia] BAT benefits from reduced illicit trade, says CEO

Managing director Datuk William Toh said the illegal buying and selling of cigarettes had declined last year by 1.6% compared to 2011. "We saw a slight reduction in illicit trade to 34.5% of (overall) volume last year. "Due to this, we are seeing a 0.2
The Star (my)
added Apr 22, 2013 13:43

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] The Rakyat Post Proposal: No job offers for smokers

A Kedah state executive councillor today proposed that only candidates who do not smoke be considered for employment in the public or private sectors. Datuk Dr Leong Yong Kong, who is in charge of the health portfolio, said this condition could be a prel
Rakyat Post (my)
added Jul 25, 2016 20:24

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] No proof excise duty hike caused increase in illicit smokes, MCTC says

Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) today criticised the British American Tobacco (BAT) Malaysia for claiming illegal cigarette trades increased in Malaysia due to the 40 per cent excise duties hike. MCTC president Dr Molly Cheah said there were
Malay Mail (my)
added Apr 29, 2016 12:04
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