KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 – Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on January 26 announced the government’s plan to bring about a generational endgame to smoking by making it illegal for tobacco and other smoking products to be sold to anyone born after 2005.
This means that if the new law is passed in Parliament, people currently aged 17 years old and younger will not be allowed to purchase cigarettes, tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes or vape, from 2023 onwards for the rest of their lives. For example, adults aged 30 in the year 2035 will still not be able to legally buy tobacco or e-cigarettes, under this generation smoking ban.
People born before 2005, however, can still purchase cigarettes as per usual if they are aged 18 years and older.
This poll by CodeBlue and the Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy aims to gauge public opinion on the proposed smoking ban policy.
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