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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] A LOSING BATTLE AGAINST ILLICIT CIGARETTE TRADE?

The estimated volume of the illicit trade is 11 billion sticks. Assuming an excise rate for the government of 40 sen per stick, the government revenue forgone is a huge RM4.4 billion. This means a revenue loss of RM4.4 billion, enough to construct a big
Malaysia Chronicle.com
added Apr 10, 2017 16:26
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] SOMASUNDARAM: Tobacco tax could ‘untax’ our health — Dr Saunthari Somasundaram

More than 60 per cent of smokers in Malaysia do want to stop. We fully support the Health Ministry’s proposal to increase tobacco tax and cigarette prices, and urge them to implement licensing.
Malay Mail (my)
added Apr 6, 2017 18:58
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Govt to table new law to combat contraband cigarettes

Ghani said the government has and is incurring heavy losses in cigarette excise duty collection due to demand for contraband cigarettes. "The influx of contraband cigarettes has almost reached 50% of the cigarette approved by the government," he said, ad
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Teach teens to say no to smoking

The best way to stop them is to educate the younger generation on the dangers of smoking. It is equally important to progressively dismantle the environment that encourages smoking and other addictive socialising activities.
The Star (my)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:28
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Smuggled cigarettes pose greater risks to health

At the same time, the government needs also to come out with a plan to deal with the outcome of their proposed plan. This is because, any drastic increase of the cigarette price will ultimately give rise to another problem, namely the high demand for ill
The Star (my)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:28
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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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