No more excuses, no more delays on Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill

November 27, 2023 by freemalaysiatoday.com

No more excuses, no more delays on Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill

This week, if all goes according to plan, the health ministry will once again attempt to finally table the Control of Smoking Product for Public Health Bill 2023 for debate and passage in the Dewan Rakyat. After several false starts and mishaps, this version of the proposed piece of omnibus legislation, previously known as the Tobacco And Smoking Control Bill and popularly known as the Generational Endgame (GEG) Bill, will be missing a key component. It will not feature any provision referencing the GEG. These have been removed or decoupled from the bill.


21.90% of the adult population are current smokers. There are approximately 5.3 million current smokers in Malaysia 42.10% of men are current smokers but only 0.50% of women.
SOURCE: GSTHR

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