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Khairy Proposes Deferring Generational Tobacco Ban To Those Born After 2007, Most MPs On The Fence

today26 July 2022

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source: Sinar Harian

In January this year, health minister Khairy Jamaluddin announced the government’s plan to implement a generational smoking ban, making it illegal for Malaysians born after 2005 to purchase and use tobacco products.

During the World Health Organization’s Executive Board meeting, he stated that the government’s motives was to put an end to generational smoking.

β€œMalaysia would like to emphasise the well-known detrimental effect of tobacco on NCDs (noncommunicable diseases),” says Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

β€œWe, like other WIPO nations, intend to pass legislation that, if effective, will put a stop to smoking for a generation by making the sale of tobacco and other smoking goods illegal to anyone born after 2005.”

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Written by: Lara Lee


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