Group hails smoking ban at open-air eateries

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018

PETALING JAYA: A smoking ban at open-air eateries in the country will help reduce the adverse impact of secondhand smoke and will help improve the wellbeing of Malay­sians, says a group of local medical-related organisations.

“There is no greater modifiable risk factor than tobacco, and by implementing measures to reduce the impact of secondhand smoke, the government will go a long way in reducing the nation’s healthcare costs while increasing the wellbeing of the rakyat,” said the group of 30 in a statement yesterday.

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