Govt reminded again to ensure anti-smoking bill is passed
Galen Centre says vulnerable individuals like children cannot be protected when laws like the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill remain unpassed in Parliament.
US ban on major e-cigarette products put on hold in court
The court says it needs more time to study the case.
Don’t let generational endgame end with execution flop
There are steps that need to be taken to complement the ban, as the main goal is still to reduce smoking rates and protect the future generations.
Bill on smoking ban for teens to be tabled in July
Several rounds of engagement including with the cigarette industry have been held to gather feedback from all quarters before the bill is finalised.
Kelantan eyes law to prevent teens from vaping
The proposed ban would apply to those born in 2005 onwards.
NZ smoking ban overlooks worry about growing youth vaping
New Zealand plans to ban young people from ever buying cigarettes in their lifetime in one of the world's toughest crackdowns on the tobacco industry, arguing that other efforts to stamp out smoking are taking too long.
Public health think tank calls for taxes on vape, higher duties on cigarettes
Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy says greater efforts are needed to address non-communicable diseases.
US denies authorisation to many vaping products
The products denied authorisation may not be delivered to the market, or have to be removed if they have already reached shelves.
Time to look into a fact-driven smoking policy
Some 27,000 people in Malaysia are killed by health problems associated with tobacco products each year, according to statistics from the health ministry.