Bung suggests total import ban on cigarettes, make Malaysia world's first smoke-free country

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Mar 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Not content with the smoking ban at all eateries and restaurants, a lawmaker suggested in Parliament that the country stops importing cigarettes to stub out smoking altogether.

"In light of the government's efforts to ensure non-smokers are free from smoke, why not ban the import of cigarettes altogether so that we can become the first nation in the world to be totally smoke-free so that our people will remain healthy," Datuk Seri Bung Moktar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) said when asking a supplementary question during Question and Answer Time in the Dewan Rakyat on Tuesday (March 12).

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