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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] ‘Allow smaller packs for smokers to curb illegal cigs’

“We see smaller packs as a pragmatic measure that will move adult smokers away from buying illegal cigarettes,” it said. Consumers who want to buy legal cigarettes but do not have enough cash to do so tend to opt for illegal packs, which retail between
The Star (my)
added Aug 27, 2017 08:22
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[Asia-pacific] Opt for smaller cigarette packs to counter illegal cigarettes ― The Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietor’s General Association

we are faced with people who want to buy legal cigarettes but they do not have enough money to buy them. So they ask for illegal packs selling at RM3 to RM5. If there are smaller packs, it will be less expensive than the current packs of 20 sticks. Not on
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 27, 2017 08:20
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Retail body says small packs can curb illicit cigarette trade

“We see smaller packs as a pragmatic measure that will move adult smokers away from buying illegal cigarettes,” said the Malaysia Singapore Coffee Shop Proprietors’ General Association chairman, Ho Su Mong... “If there are smaller packs, they will be less
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 26, 2017 17:14
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[Asia-pacific, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines] Chinese cigarette smugglers keep Southeast Asia lit

China is the world’s biggest supplier of tobacco products and source of most contraband shipments that reach many of Southeast Asia's estimated 122 million smokers
Asia Times
added Aug 24, 2017 04:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Illegal cigarettes still in demand despite customs crackdown

The contraband cigarette market will continue to reap the benefits of the rising price in legally sold cigarettes, despite the increased enforcement by the customs department on the illicit trade. Taking into consideration the billions in lost revenue ow
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 23, 2017 15:21
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Health ministry rubbishes talk of ‘kiddie pack’ cigarettes

Minister Dr S Subramaniam said the ministry would not give approval for the sale of such packets as the law prohibits the sale of cigarettes in packs of less than 20 sticks. “The rumours of the ‘kiddie packs’ being sold are not true. The ministry has not
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 23, 2017 04:18
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] SANTIAGO: Kiddie packs: Government caves in to tobacco lobby?

Instead of pandering to the whims of tobacco lobbyists, the government must consult all stakeholders including the Health Ministry, anti-tobacco lobbyists and schools to weigh in on the sales of kiddie packs. If these smaller packs come to be on sale, i
Malay Mail (my)
added Aug 22, 2017 02:29
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Fomca calls for strong political will to snuff out smoking in M'sia

The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) today stressed that only strong political will to ban smoking altogether can bring a halt to the deadly habit among Malaysians.
New Straits Times (my)
added Aug 13, 2017 02:05
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Strong political will required to enforce ban on smoking in public places: Fomca

Strong political will is required from politicians to not be swayed by influences from tobacco companies, if we are serious about stopping people from smoking and vaping in public place, said Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) vice pre
Sun Daily (my)
added Aug 13, 2017 02:03
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[Asia-pacific] Economist warns of healthcare crisis in Malaysia’s future

He added that the problem of smoking needed to be tackled as well, not only for primary smokers but also for those who breathe in secondary or “second-hand” smoke. He said the issue needed to be addressed through taxation. “Our tax on cigarettes is still
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:15
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