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A recent study conducted by Oxford Economics and commissioned by British American Tobacco reveals that in 2018 about 60% of Malaysia’s cigarette market was made up of illegal products. Read more

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A lawmaker has suggested in parliament that Malaysia impose a total import ban on cigarettes and make Malaysia the world’s first smoke-free country. Read more

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A new law is expected to be introduced by the end of this year to cover regulations on all tobacco-related products and no-smoking zones. Read more

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Malaysia's deputy health minister, Dr. Lee Boon Chye, says a new law to control tobacco, vaping and shisha will be enacted soon. Read more

Products

The cigarette industry in Southeast Asia is on the wane with combined cigarette volumes sales declining by nearly 3% in 2017. Strong government regulations are key reasons for the reduced outlook. Read more

Features

The Malaysian Finance Ministry says the price of tobacco, including cigarettes, will remain the same. Read more

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Malaysia’s Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs estimates the government is losing about MYR8 billion in tax revenue annually due to the black market. Read more

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Malaysia’s Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation have been tasked by the government to regulate the use of electronic cigarettes and vape. Read more

Products

E-cigarettes should be strictly regulated as a pharmaceutical product in Malaysia – that’s the recommendation of the health ministry’s technical committee tasked with studying the health effects of e-cigs and shisha smoking. Read more

E-Cigs

With China being the country where the e-cigarette was invented, the rest of Asia has a somewhat confused relationship with electronic smoking devices as far as legislation is concerned. TOBACCO ASIA takes a closer look at e-smoking regulations. Read more

Features

Vaping is soaring in popularity in Malaysia, the largest e-cigarette market in the Asia-Pacific region, but authorities are threatening to ban the habit for health reasons – a move that has sparked anger from growing legions of aficionados. Read more

E-Cigs

E-Cigs


From the Associate editor

Sustainability and Innovation

Two seemingly juxtaposed concepts, ensuring continuity of what already exits and introducing what doesn’t but should. Could the tobacco industry do both?

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