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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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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] JTI to close Shah Alam factory with 270 jobs to go

For the past few years, the three major tobacco companies, namely BAT Malaysia, JTI Malaysia and Philip Morris (M) Sdn Bhd, have been lamenting over the steep increases in tobacco excise taxes ...and the challenging operating environment in Malaysia with
The Edge (my)
added May 11, 2017 03:05
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] LETTER: Smoking neighbours killing fresh sea air

Nine years ago, we moved from a double-storey house to an apartment... To add salt to the wound, just a month ago, another new expatriate moved into the unit right below ours. And he too puffs away on the balcony like nobody’s business.
The Star (my)
added May 10, 2017 15:59
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] No fags in six S'kan public parks

Sandakan: Six public parks here will become restricted smoking areas from June 1 this year. Malaysia has declared all public parks as restricted smoking areas since last February.
Daily Express (my)
added Apr 29, 2017 02:53
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Putting off smokers with a higher price

Hiking up the price to RM21.50 a packet, coupled with stronger enforce­ment and anti-smoking policies, will also deter about 2.1 million Malaysians from picking up the habit, according to a study by the Health Ministry and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
The Star (my)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Sabah parks now smoke-free zones

KOTA KINABALU: Smoking is now banned in public parks in Sabah, said Sabah Health Department director Datuk Dr Christina Rundi. She said public parks in Sabah have agreed to be gazetted as no-smoking zones starting Feb 1 this year.
Borneo Post (my)
added Apr 24, 2017 23:20
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