Government plans to lower amount of tar and nicotine in cigarettes


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  • Tuesday, 24 Aug 2004

PENANG: The Government will study a proposal to reduce the contents of tar and nicotine in cigarettes by 25% and 13% respectively, Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek said. 

He said the move was among several proposed amendments to the Control of Tobacco Product Regulation 1993, under the Food Act 1983, which allows the maximum of 20mg of tar and 1.5mg of nicotine in each cigarette. 

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