Making health care an issue in the 15th general election will keep the health reform agenda alive and, more importantly, translate ideas into action because they are driven by the people, not the medical elite.
Nearly 9 of 10 lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking tobacco or second-hand smoke exposure. If implemented properly, the tobacco control bill can save billions of ringgit on health expenditure and minimise the need to treat tobacco-related illnesses.
Those born from 2007, including when still a minor, who are suspected of possessing cigarettes/ vape will be subject to forcible entry and search and seizure in their home, including body searches, under the tobacco control bill.
The Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022 criminalises the purchase, possession, and use of cigarettes or vape, or smoking/ vaping, by individuals born from Jan 1, 2007 -- aged 15 or below today -- with a max RM5,000 fine/ max RM2,500 compound.