Legal perils of the Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022


OF late, Malaysia has been set ablaze by discussions concerning the Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022 (Bill). The controversial proposed law aims to regulate the sale and consumption of “tobacco products, substitute tobacco products, smoking substances and smoking devices to persons born on or after Jan 1, 2007.”

Having had the chance to peruse the contents of the Bill, it appears that several provisions touch on matters of rights protected by the Federal Constitution in a manner that is deeply troubling for many.

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