Malaysia: oral tobacco and nicotine pouch regulation, November 2022

A bill banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone born from 1st January 2007 was suspended in Malaysia after the dissolution of Parliament. The bill is likely to not include nicotine pouches.

Oral tobacco products fall under the broad definition of tobacco products.

Nicotine pouches are subject to the pharmaceutical regime.

This report offers a comprehensive overview of the current regulatory framework in place for oral tobacco and nicotine pouches in Malaysia, covering everything from taxation and advertising to product and labelling requirements.

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Sergi Riudalbas

Legal analyst
Sergi holds a Master’s degree in European Union Law from the University of Amsterdam, where he also participated in the Fair Work and Equality Law Clinic. He graduated in Law from the University of Barcelona in 2019. He worked as a legal research intern at Global Human Rights Defence, an NGO that monitors human rights violations worldwide. He also engaged in a traineeship program in an Egyptian law firm in 2019, arranged by AIESEC.

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