Smoking products ban could trigger rise in black market, says trade group

PETALING JAYA: The proposed move to ban smoking products to Malaysians born after 2005 will affect businesses and trigger a rise in the illicit sale of the products, says the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI).

MICCI said that such impulsive decisions will drive consumers to unregulated black-market sources.

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