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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAT has no plan to increase cigarette prices presently

Stoel: ‘We will not hike the price of cigarettes, but should the government impose another excise duty hike, then we will review this... In a separate report, Johari had said that illicit cigarettes have been on the rise after the government raised cigare
The Star (my)
added Apr 19, 2017 01:34

[Asia-pacific] Malaysia's Tobacco Outlook Dependent On Effort To Curb Trade In Illegal Cigarettes

The illicit tobacco market share in Malaysia reached a record high of 57.1 per cent as at December 2016, up from 36.9 per cent in 2015, he told a press conference after attending the company's 56th Annual General Meeting here, Tuesday.
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Apr 19, 2017 01:33

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Illegal Cigarette Trade Hits Legal Tobacco Industry Hard

d (BAT) remains concerned by the current high level of illegal cigarette trade... "The illegal cigarette trade has surpassed the legal market volumes. "The outlook of 2017 is highly dependent on the of the government’s initiatives to curb the illegal tra
Malaysian Digest (my)
added Apr 19, 2017 01:32

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: SOMASUNDARAM: Tobacco control is not just a health concern

AFTER the Deputy Health Minister announced his ministry’s plan to increase tobacco tax, comments were made that smokers would turn to illicit cigarettes... Increasing tobacco tax, implemented alongside other tobacco control programmes including education
The Star (my)
added Apr 10, 2017 18:59


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
added Apr 10, 2017 16:26

[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

[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

[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

[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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