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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Sunday Interview: Dr Mackay, tobacco industry's worst nightmare

“I HAVE been described as a ‘psychotic human garbage, a gibbering Satan, an insane psychotic, power-lusting piece of meat, Hitler and a nanny’ and they (the tobacco industry allies) threatened to destroy me. But such threats and offensive words never onc
New Straits Times (my)
added Jun 5, 2017 14:56
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] RM10,000 for smoking in parks

SHAH ALAM: Those caught smoking in parks in Selangor will be hauled up under the Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2017 beginning today. They will face a maximum fine of RM10,000 or up to two years’ imprisonment. The ban also includes e-
The Star (my)
added Jun 1, 2017 02:35
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Smoking ban in Perak's public and state parks to be enforced from June 1

Perak health committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said spot checks would be conducted from time to time as the element of surprise is key in deterring smokers from lighting up at these newly-gazetted areas. He said the three-month awareness progra
The Star (my)
added May 31, 2017 15:04
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] MYDIN: Non-smokers must speak up

It is high time the rest of us highlight the health and economic consequences of smoking in public. It is only when the silent majority remain silent no longer that there will be more compulsion to protect our right to clean air.
New Straits Times (my)
added May 31, 2017 15:01
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Smoking-related illnesses kill 20,000 M'sians annually

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) vice-chairman, Mohideen Abdul Kader said tobacco continued to be the world’s main cause for such deaths. “If Malaysians smoke a 20-cigarette pack a day each, this will come to 4.6 million sticks per day. Imagine the
New Straits Times (my)
added May 30, 2017 22:19
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BALASEGARAM: This nasty habit is killing Malaysian men

On TV, actors smoked on screen, and images of cigarette brands even infiltrated sports broadcasts, as major sponsors. As a young journalist at The Star in the early 1990s, I remember our own smoky newsroom. One night, when working late, I looked up to se
Menara Star (my)
added May 27, 2017 23:34
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] JTI urges new WHO D-G to 'get back to basics'

is calling on the newly elected director-general...it charged that the WHO today "has become ideology-driven, engaging in a fight against businesses, tobacco growers, and vapers when it should open itself up to scrutiny and see the merit of initiatives th
The Edge (my)
added May 25, 2017 21:15
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Government to stub out tobacco use by raising taxes further

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah dismissed the claim that a higher tax rate was the main determinant of the illicit cigarette trade, saying it was not fully supported by empirical studies. “Increasing tobacco tax is one of the most
New Straits Times (my)
added May 17, 2017 23:45
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Economists: Putrajaya going wrong way to stub out smoking habit

The imminent closure of another major cigarette production facility exposes the flawed priorities in the government efforts to lower smoking rates, according to economists. They also said Putrajaya’s focus on the sin tax as well as possibly raising the s
Malay Mail (my)
added May 17, 2017 17:02
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[Malaysia] 'It's an enforcement issue'

TOBACCO manufacturers are maintaining their stand that any additional tax increase on cigarettes will only spur the “burgeoning illegal cigarette trade”. The Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers (CMTM) said the move would see a “no-win situa
New Straits Times (my)
added May 14, 2017 21:00
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