Things Malaysia gets wrong about the smoking ban

A family dinner last weekend coined a new phrase - "heading three metres out" - a term now used for going out for a smoke. For those not in the know, Malaysia has now banned smoking at all eateries altogether, open air or indoors, even roadside stalls. The distance highlighted in the regulations now pulled … Continue reading Things Malaysia gets wrong about the smoking ban

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Before plain packages to stop smokers, look at support structures

Just yesterday, DAP lawmaker Charles Santiago wrote that the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH) had backtracked on their word to work towards introducing plain packaging for cigarettes. Citing a quote back in February by the MOH's divisional director of disease control, Dr Chong Chee Keong: “Health Ministry plans to introduce generic packaging for tobacco products … Continue reading Before plain packages to stop smokers, look at support structures