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Survey: 70% retailers accepted incentives by tobacco companies to display cigarette packs prominently


(From left) Malaysian Green Lung Association founding president Ho Rhu Yann, Dr Mary Assunta and Dr Mohamad Haniki.

(From left) Malaysian Green Lung Association founding president Ho Rhu Yann, Dr Mary Assunta and Dr Mohamad Haniki.

KUALA LUMPUR: A study showed that about 70% of retailers accepted incentives such as cash and shopping vouchers by tobacco companies to display cigarette packs prominently in their stores.

International Islamic University Malaysia's Department of Pharmacy Practice Assoc Prof Dr Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed revealed findings that nearly three-quarters of 240 retailers interviewed in Malaysia took part in incentive programmes by tobacco companies.

   

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