MMA urges MPs to vote for GEG anti-smoking Bill

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is calling on all MPs to vote in support of the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill which is scheduled to be tabled in June.

Its president Dr Muruga Raj Rajathurai said it was a big opportunity to save the younger generation and generations to come from the dangers of smoking and vape addiction.

“We are pleased that the Health Ministry had recently reaffirmed its commitment to tabling the Bill in June. However, we hope all MPs regardless of political affiliation, will put the health of Malaysians first and support the Bill," he said in a speech during the 28th National Anti-Smoking Poster Drawing Competition in Melaka on Wednesday (May 31).

He urged all Malaysians to voice out their support for the Bill to MPs through various social media platforms.

“Tell them to stand up for the health of Malaysians and say a big 'No' to smoking and vaping with their vote for the Bill in Parliament," he said.

He added that MMA has also been speaking to MPs from both sides of the divide for their support of the Bill.

Under the Bill, children born from 2007 and subsequent years will be prohibited from smoking, buying or possessing any type of smoking product, including electronic cigarettes or vape products, even after reaching the age of 18.

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