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16th June 2023
12th June 2023
6th June 2023
Malaysia: Health minister Zaliha Mustafa said today that the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022, which seeks to ban the sale of tobacco and vaping products to anyone born on or after 1st January 2007, is scheduled to be retabled in Parliament on 12th June for a first reading, after gaining the support of the cabinet last week, press reports.
22nd May 2023
11th May 2023
Malaysia: The Ministry of Health said yesterday that the tabling of the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022, which seeks to ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after 2007, will be postponed to next month, instead of this month as originally planned, press reports.
8th May 2023
22nd February 2023
Malaysia: Answering a parliamentary question, the health minister Zaliha Mustafa said yesterday that she intends soon to reintroduce the 2022 Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill, which would ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after 1st January 2007, “so enforcement can begin in 2024”.
13th December 2022
Malaysia: New health minister Zaliha Mustafa has said she plans to reintroduce the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022 in the first sitting of Parliament next year, press reports. The bill proposes a ban on the sale and use of tobacco products to those born on or after 1st January 2007. Mustafa has also said she needs to review certain aspects of the bill, such as its implementation and timeline.
21st November 2022
9th November 2022
Malaysia: Caretaker minister of health Khairy Jamaluddin said today that if the National Front (Barisan Nasional) wins the upcoming general election, to be held on 19th November, and he is reappointed to the post, he will reintroduce the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill 2022, popularly known as the Generational End Game Bill, press reports. He added that if the Alliance of Hope, currently the largest opposition group, wins the election, former health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad will also ensure that the bill is tabled. Dzulkefly was a member of the parliamentary committee reviewing the bill, which proposes a ban on the sale of tobacco products based on the potential purchaser’s birthdate. An analysis of the impact of the Malaysian elections on the sector is available in our Policy Radar.
10th October 2022
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