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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Gov't commited to plain packaging for tobacco products: Minister

Malaysia is committed to implementing plain packaging for tobacco products, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam. He said in view of World No Tobacco Day that is celebrated globally on May 31, Malaysia is committed to supporting this year's
Sun Daily (my)
added May 31, 2016 20:40

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Slippery slope with alcohol health warnings, tobacco firm warns

JTI Malaysia expressed concern today that Putrajaya could impose “tobacco-style” regulations on other industries after Putrajaya mandated health warnings on alcohol products. JT International Berhad managing director Guilherme Silva said the regulatory r
Malay Mail (my)
added May 30, 2016 19:25

[Asia-pacific] 5 Million Malaysian Smokers Aged 18 And Above

The Health Ministry estimates smokers aged 18 and above in the country number a staggering five million. Malaysia's population currently is 28 million. Health deputy director-general (Public Health) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman said the group contribut
Malaysian Digest (my)
added May 30, 2016 15:09

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] IDRIS: CAP: Plain packaging for cigarettes a success in Australia

the way forward in tobacco control in Malaysia is to implement plain packaging as a way to render tobacco products packaging unglamorous, particularly to women and youths. It is obvious that the tobacco industry targets youth in their need to replace dead (my)
added May 30, 2016 14:40

[Asia-pacific] Health Ministry estimates five million smokers aged 18 and above in Malaysia

Sulaiman said the group contributed to about 20,000 pre-mature deaths yearly as a result of tobacco related complications. “Among the main complications are cancer, chronic lung disease and cardiovascular diseases,” he told reporters after launching the
Malay Mail (my)
added May 29, 2016 15:10

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Smoker on Malindo Air flight jailed 14 days

A cafe operator in Perth, Australia – who admitted he was a hardcore smoker – was sentenced to 14 days jail by the Sepang magistrate’s court here today after he pleaded guilty to smoking during a Malindo Air flight. Ibrahim Bob Ibrahim, 46, who holds an
Rakyat Post (my)
added May 27, 2016 22:19

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health Ministry rapped over tobacco plain packaging plans

Klang MP Charles Santiago said the ministry had previously announced plans to introduce generic packaging for tobacco products to reduce brand recognition and consumption. “The ministry's director of disease control division Dr Chong Chee Keong said thi
The Star (my)
added May 26, 2016 14:06

[Asia-pacific] MP: Malaysia has made 'u-turn' on introducing plain packaging for tobacco products

Malaysia has changed its mind on introducing generic plain packaging for tobacco products after succumbing to the pressure of the tobacco industry and lobby groups, a lawmaker claimed today.
The Edge (my)
added May 26, 2016 14:04

[Asia-pacific] Malaysia needs new Act for tobacco control, says ex-MOH official

Putrajaya must enact a standalone law on tobacco control with standardised packaging rules before the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement comes into effect, a retired Health Ministry official said today. Dr Zarihah Mohd Zain, former head of the tob
Malay Mail (my)
added May 24, 2016 15:41

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] 989 fines issued in anti-smoking ops

Premise owners responsible for not displaying no-smoking sign and selling cigarettes to minors.
BERNAMA (Malaysian National News Agency) (my)
added May 19, 2016 03:26
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