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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAT calls for 3-year moratorium on tobacco excise duty hikes

said the industry needs at least a three-year moratorium on further excise duty increases, to allow the market to stabilise. "That's what we recommend. If there is a further excise duty increase, it will be a lose-lose (situation) for the industry and th
Sun Daily (my)
added Apr 26, 2016 16:14

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] 'Pack cigarettes in plain packages to reduce appeal'

The Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC) is urging cigarette manufacturers to implement plain packaging on their products, said its treasurer-general Muhammad Sha’ani Abdullah in a statement today.
Malaysiakini (my)
added Apr 20, 2016 15:05

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Legal cigarette sales fell 30% after price hike

Malaysia’s small and medium retail segment suffered losses of some RM500 million in 2015 due to illegal cigarette trade, says Malaysia Singapore Coffeshop Proprietors General Association (MSCSPGA). In a statement today, president Ho Su Mong said legal ci
Rakyat Post (my)
added Apr 14, 2016 21:48

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] IDRIS: Ban vaping in hotels and other public places as well

the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) stands firm that the government must not accede to any appeals to designate smoking areas such as cigar bars. A complete ban on indoor smoking is in line with Article 8 of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Fram
Malaysiakini (my)
added Mar 28, 2016 14:25

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAXLEY: Is plain packaging worth it? ― Jeffrey Baxley

before passing a law based solely on an international trend, the government should take the time to carefully study whether the much-touted public health measure actually makes the public healthier....consumers and voters should ask themselves whether the
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 23, 2016 16:05

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Tobacco factory closure bodes ill for M'sia

YOURSAY | ‘This will lead to high prices and low profits, and more companies will close.’
Malaysiakini (my)
added Mar 20, 2016 20:39

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Customs chief says already busting illicit smokes blamed for BAT plant closure

Customs Department director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad insisted his agency was actively enforcing laws against illicit cigarettes that were cited as a reason for a tobacco firm’s decision to close a factory in Petaling Jaya. Declining to comment on
Malay Mail (my)
added Mar 19, 2016 17:43

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] BAT to shut down factory, 230 employees affected

will shut down its factory here, citing falling sales due to the presence of illicit cigarettes in the market and high duties imposed by the government. In a statement, the major cigarette producer explained the restructuring was in line with the company’ (my)
added Mar 18, 2016 13:34

Malaysian Authorities Have Been Raiding Vape Shops

Health officials are busting down the doors of shops and raiding shelves. Dealers are hawking goods out of the trunks of cars in parking lots. Religious bodies are declaring a moral scourge. What is this plight that has descended on the southeast Asian na
added Mar 17, 2016 13:15

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Vapers end up becoming ‘dual users’, says Dr Subra

There is no concrete scientific evidence that e-cigarettes and vaping will help smokers kick their nicotine addiction, the Health Ministry told Parliament. As a matter of fact, most users end up becoming "dual users" of both electronic cigarettes and tob
The Star (my)
added Mar 16, 2016 19:24
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