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Nation 27 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

CAP wants ban on sale and display of ciggies at eateries

PETALING JAYA: Poison and food should not be sold together, says the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP).

Nation 26 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Push to snuff out display of cigarette packs

KUALA LUMPUR: Even as the government is going at full throttle to curb smoking at eateries, NGOs and academicians are saying that the battle in tobacco control is far from over.

Nation 25 Jan 2019 | 11:25 AM

Survey: 70% retailers accepted incentives by tobacco companies to display cigarette packs prominently

KUALA LUMPUR: A study showed that about 70% of retailers accepted incentives such as cash and shopping vouchers by tobacco companies to display cigarette packs prominently in their stores.

Nation 24 Jan 2019 | 5:58 AM

UK's Guardian: Ideas received tobacco money and advocated against controls

PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian think tank allegedly received funding from the tobacco industry, to the extent that it clouded the proposals it made to the government against the tax on cigarettes, UK-based publication The Guardian reported.

World 18 May 2017 | 8:09 PM

Philippines' Duterte gets tough on tobacco with ban on smoking in public

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the second-most populous country in Southeast Asia, one of the region's strictest anti-tobacco laws.

World 12 Oct 2016 | 12:52 PM

Philippines set to roll out tough no-smoking law

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a regulation this month banning smoking in public across Southeast Asia's second-most populous country, rolling out among the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the region.

Letters 03 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Faulty device should have been recalled

From MARY ASSUNTA, Senior Policy Advisor, Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance.

Nation 07 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

KL praised for action to limit influence of tobacco firms

PETALING JAYA: A regional anti-tobacco group has praised Malaysia for taking a lead role to limit the influence of tobacco companies under the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Nation 28 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

Vaping craze a booming business

More than a fad, vaping, industry insiders say, is a booming billion ringgit market here, second only to the United States. But, despite its rapid growth, the long-term health effects remain hazy. While many countries have either banned or regulated vaping, it’s still a free-for-all industry here.