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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] M'sian smokers turning to contraband cigarettes following price rise

He said the duties, which have pushed cigarette prices up to RM17 per pack, were meant to discourage people from smoking. However, smokers are now turning to contraband tobacco, which are mostly smuggled in from neighbouring countries. Black market cig
New Straits Times (my)
added Apr 2, 2017 17:10
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Another price hike in cigarettes could ruin BAT: Hong Leong

Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB) Research said the industry is still experiencing pains from the previous excise-led price hike of 40 per cent in Nov 2015. It said softness in consumer sentiment persists, whilst affordability remains a pertinent issue,
New Straits Times (my)
added Apr 2, 2017 16:58
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] NG: Price hike won’t deter hardcore smokers

The problem here is that no one is enforcing the laws we make regarding smoke-free zones... If the government is truly serious about handling this social ill once and for all, it is time we learned a few things from Singapore regarding law enforcement. T
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Apr 2, 2017 16:58
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Price hikes will only help illegal cigarette market, says trade body

the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers (CMTM), warned the increase could provide more fuel to the booming illegal market. It said any further price increases would not impact smoking rates as smokers would turn to the very cheap and readily
The Star (my)
added Mar 31, 2017 22:24
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] KHALIB: Unspoken cost of raising the price of a ciggie — Azrul Mohd Khalib

The reality is that there is no quick way to address this issue without coming to grips with the fact that smokers are individuals who make their own choices whether to smoke or not smoke. To succeed in getting people to do the latter as is the increasi
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:26
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Back rules up with tough enforcement

THE latest government proposal to increase the age limit for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old should be seen as a positive step in our country’s continuous effort to clamp down on underage smokers as well as to stop our youngsters from becoming
The Star (my)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:17
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Price hikes won't impact smoking rates, says trade body

the Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers (CMTM), warned the increase could provide more fuel to the booming illegal market. It said on Thursday any further price increases would not impact smoking rates as smokers would turn to the very chea
The Star (my)
added Mar 30, 2017 11:49
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Ministry in bid to regulate cigarette use among youth

THE Health Ministry will crank up its move to stamp out smoking among Malaysians by regulating electronic cigarettes, vaporisers and shishas. These devices will be banned for those aged 21 and below, and will be regulated under the new Control of Tobac
New Straits Times (my)
added Mar 30, 2017 11:44
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Many still ignore national fatwa ban on smoking

described the Muslims who did so as not having any brain. “They not only threw away cigarette butts all over the place and dirtied the mosque, they were also unaware that what was decided as unlawful could not be brought into the mosque.” In his weekly M
Rakyat Post (my)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:51
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Hilmi: Raising cigarette prices one way to deter smokers

Raising cigarette prices to RM21.50 a packet is among the measures to be taken to reduce the number of smokers in the country. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya acknowledged that the Government's anti-smoking campaigns have so far failed
The Star (my)
added Mar 29, 2017 20:41
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