A long-awaited law


AT long last, Malaysia now has a specific law governing the sales and purchase of tobacco products, smoking materials, and tobacco substitute products, pending approval by the Senate.

To me, the passing of the Control of Smoking Products for Public Health 2023 Bill in the Dewan Rakyat on Nov 30 is personally significant, having lost three close family members to tobacco-related diseases. One was an uncle who had lung cancer.

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