Malaysia

Malaysia’s GEG move a visionary effort, says tobacco control community

1 October 2022 By The New Straits Times KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Generational End Game (GEG), undertaken through the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022, has been described as a visionary effort to strengthen tobacco control. The GEG has been lauded and backed by 17 international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and individuals from the international tobacco control community. […]

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Malaysia, KJ: With GEG law, no need for harm reduction for those born after 2007

 28 September 2022 By Fatimah Zainal,  the Star PUTRAJAYA: Harm reduction methods such as vaping and ecigarettes will not be necessary for Malaysians born after 2007, says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. He said in the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022, vapes and ecigarettes were allowed to be sold to those born before 2007. However,

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Malaysia: Ban vape and e-cigarettes before more children get hooked on them, CAP urges govt

18 September 2022 By Audrey Dermawan, New Straits Times GEORGE TOWN: The government must make an urgent decision to ban vape and e-cigarettes before more children get hooked on nicotine smoke. The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is appealing to the Health Ministry to make a decision to ban all types of vaping devices and

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Malaysia: Everyone plays an important role in preventing smoking among youths

11 September 2022 By Luqman Hakim, New Straits Times KUALA LUMPUR: Everyone plays an important role in ensuring the younger generation is not exposed to the dangers of smoking, said Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker. He said the Health Ministry was not the sole entity responsible for preventing the habit among

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Malaysia: Snuff out public displays of smoking, vaping, Health DG tells artistes

24 August 2022 The Star PETALING JAYA: The Health Ministry views seriously the issue of public displays of smoking and vaping by artistes in public or when on stage, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. “These actions show bad example to the society at large, especially children and youth. “From the health standpoint, smoking

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SEATCA: Break cycle of nicotine addiction, expedite Malaysia’s GEG bill

5 August 2022 By Audrey Dermawan, New Straits Times SEATCA senior policy adviser Dr Mary Assunta said the tobacco generational endgame (GEG) component of the bill was forward-looking and a long-term solution to better protect the youth due to the increasing smoking prevalence among teenagers. – NSTP/MIKAIL ONG   GEORGE TOWN: The Southeast Asia Tobacco

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Malaysia: Include more industry players in developing vape rules, BAT tells govt

25 July 2022 FMT PETALING JAYA: British American Tobacco (BAT) Malaysia has urged the health ministry to include industry players in developing appropriate regulations for vape products. This comes in light of the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill that is slated to be tabled in the Dewan Rakyat next week. Last Friday, health minister Khairy

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Malaysia: Tobacco generational endgame legislation important step forward

14 July 2022 By Audrey Dermawan, New Straits Times GEORGE TOWN: All Cabinet members and members of parliament (MPs) have been urged to unanimously support Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin’s proposal for a progressive law to eliminate smoking and possession of tobacco products for people born after 2005. CAP president Mohideen Abdul Kader said if the

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Malaysia: MOH: Generation Smoking Ban Also Covers Vape, E-Cigarettes

28 January 2022 By: Boo Su-Lyn Source: Code Blue The proposed ban on the sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2005 includes vape or e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, besides cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco. KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 28 – The Ministry of Health (MOH) today clarified that its proposed smoking ban for everyone

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