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[Asia-pacific, Korea - North, Malaysia] LUNA: How black market tobacco fuels terrorism / Illicit cigarettes are now second only to the heroin trade in helping fund some of the Taliban militias.

It’s time to focus the world’s attention on a smuggling enterprise that helps underwrite North Korea’s nukes and Taliban terror... During my tenure at the US State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, we released a
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:31
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Introducing 'kiddie pack' cigarettes the wrong way to go, says NCWO

National Council of Women's Organisations Malaysia (NCWO) president Professor Tan Sri Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin said rigorous evaluation studies need to be conducted to monitor the extent of illicit trade activities.
New Straits Times (my)
added Oct 5, 2017 18:13
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Root of the problem is illegal trade

The focus should be putting in place measures to bring back legal sales, not to encourage cigarettes or smoking but simply to pull back sales from illegal to legal products. The small pack (10 sticks) proposal, which we at the Malaysia-Singapore Coffees
The Star (my)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:26
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CHAN: Who should Malaysia blame for its booming illicit cigarette trade?

The government had oversimplified the problem by assuming price hikes would decrease the cigarette consumption in lower income families. However, with cheaper alternatives available, the citizens turned to illegal cigarettes with price tags of RM3 – RM8..
ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
added Oct 4, 2017 00:54
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Women’s groups against kiddie pack

THE National Council of Women’s Organisations, Malaysia (NCWO) lauds the Malaysian Government for instituting numerous achievements in tobacco control and in ratifying the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2005.
The Star (my)
added Oct 4, 2017 00:47
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] No kiddie pack. Every life counts — National Council of Women’s Organisations

NCWO lauds the Malaysian Government for instituting numerous achievements in tobacco control and in ratifying the [FCTC]...In 2010 the Government also took a strong stand in banning the sale of small cigarette packs also known as “kiddie packs”. This is
Malay Mail (my)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Exclusive: 'More will pick up smoking if ban is lifted'

National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) president Dr Saunthari Somasundaram says any cigarette pack that contains fewer than 20 sticks, packaged attractively, cheap and displayed prominently will attract people to pick up smoking, especially the young.
New Straits Times (my)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:34
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Hasten passing of tobacco laws tobacco control

With such blatant disregard to legal provisions and international treaty obligations, the tobacco industry’s typical threats of loss of employment, loss to tobacco farmers, increasing illicit cigarettes and now the increased use of illicit cigarettes by
The Star (my)
added Sep 27, 2017 21:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Illegal 25-stick packs have entered the market, says coffeeshop proprietors body

According to the Malaysia-Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors General Association (MSCSPGA), these large packs have been gaining smokers in the market which may mean that smokers of illegal cigarettes are now smoking more than what they are used to.
The Edge (my)
added Sep 26, 2017 16:09
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Malaysia: 25 sticks illegal cigs pack on sale while authorities still unsure on ban

The Malaysia-Singapore Coffeeshop Proprietors General Association (MSCSPGA) lambasted the authorities for closing an eye on illegal cigarette sales in Malaysia, saying the authorities squabbling over a curb on illegal cigarettes have dragged more youths
The Independent SIngapore (sg)
added Sep 26, 2017 15:44
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