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Nation 18 Dec 2020 | 7:00 AM

‘It’s high time for tobacco tax’

PETALING JAYA: The taxes levied on cigarettes and tobacco products at all duty-free islands and zones is the right move as it will reduce demand for these products, say anti-smoking groups.

Nation 22 Oct 2019 | 7:00 AM

Experts: Increasing excise duty can curb smoking

PETALING JAYA: As the battle against tobacco continues, there have also been growing calls to raise the excise duty on cigarettes.

Business 03 Apr 2019 | 5:52 AM

JTI proposes excise moratorium on cigarette prices for next 3 years

KUALA LUMPUR: JT International Bhd (JTI) has proposed an excise moratorium on cigarette prices by the government for the next three years, as a key measure to counter the sale of illegal cigarettes.

Nation 03 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Increase fines for ciggie smugglers, say NGOs

KUALA LUMPUR: The government should target cigarette smugglers by increasing fines instead of refraining from imposing higher taxes on cigarettes, said the Malay­sian Council for Tobacco Control (MCTC).

Nation 01 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

‘Smokers may turn to illicit cigs’

SMOKERS may turn to illicit cigarettes if cigarette prices go up to an unaffordable level, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Nation 31 Oct 2018 | 4:09 AM

Hike in cigarette prices won't lead to more smokers turning to illicit cigarettes, says Health Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: While cigarette prices will go up, it will not be so drastic as to make smokers turn to illicit cigarettes to satisfy their addiction, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

On Your Side 19 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

A lot of hot air over smoking

If the price increase of cigarettes has a negligible impact, it will be interesting to see what kind of impact the no-smoking ban will have.

Nation 18 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Consumer groups laud moves to curb smoking

PETALING JAYA: It’s a big thumbs up from consumer groups to the government’s decision to raise cigarette prices and ban smoking at all open-air restaurants.