Criminalise sale and supply, not possession of tobacco products, says think tank
The Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says the objectives of the generational endgame can be realised by placing the onus on retailers, companies and corporations instead of individuals.
Special select committee on tobacco control bill to meet next week
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says many agree to the bill in principle, only that several provisions including enforcement and fines need fine-tuning.
Penang customs seize 10.2 million smuggled cigarettes
The total value of the seizure was RM7.4 million, including unpaid duty.
Agong urges support for smoking control bill
He says that young people need to be educated in order to adopt the best health practices.
Johor customs seize contraband cigarettes worth RM9.45 million
This includes unpaid tax, in addition to the value of the eight million sticks of cigarettes found.
Now, anti-smoking bill goes to PSC
It has been referred to the parliamentary select committee for recommendations for further improvement.
Health ministry agrees to reduce fine in smoking control bill
The quantum of fines will be reduced from RM5,000 to RM500 or community service orders.
Refer smoking bill to parliamentary select committee, says Anwar
He says the committee can then review issues regarding constitutional enforcement as well as matters related to the implementation of the control of tobacco products and smoking.
Health expert warns against politicising endgame bill on smoking
Former deputy health director-general Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman says MPs have a moral responsibility to support the Control of Tobacco Products and Smoking Bill 2022.
'Endgame' bill about preventing future addiction, not immediate ban on smoking, say doctors
The Malaysian Medical Association says the idea behind the Tobacco Product and Smoking Control Bill 2022 is a prevention of early addiction.
Welfare aid, impact of scrapping major exams to be raised in Dewan Rakyat
Debate will also continue on the Control of Tobacco Products and Smoking Bill 2022 along with several others.
Put public health over 'basic right' to smoke, says DG Noor Hisham
He gives the example of law enforcement in the past in matters such as the wearing of helmets and seat belts.