The challenges of regulating the use of tobacco in malaysia

Find out more about our Marketing Principles. The absence of this leads to illicit trade, which harms our business and increases the likelihood of more under-age access, organised crime through smuggling activities, cheap products and poor manufacturing and product standards.

The tobacco industry, as the primary vector of the epidemic, is poised to exploit every avenue it deems viable while reorienting itself in response to any attempt to limit its scope.

We are committed to working with the government and non-governmental organisations, and welcome opportunities to participate in good faith to achieve real progress. Epidemiological projections concerning tobacco prevalence suggest that the epidemic will continue to grow at alarming rates if the implementation of effective tobacco control interventions is not intensified.

We agree with the views of Callard and Collishaw 6 published in this edition, who stress the need to more efficiently monitor and resist the tobacco industry vector. It is imperative that the public health community continues to uncover and highlight the disingenuous nature of tobacco companies, and that countries accelerate the implementation of Article 5.

Malaysia releases its first Global Adult Tobacco Survey

Tobacco products are legal and about a billion adults worldwide choose to consume tobacco so a realistic world view suggests that a great many will continue to do so in the future. Virtually all forms of tobacco advertising and promotion are prohibited.

For better clarity, the law should prohibit all contributions, financial or otherwise, that have the aim, effect, or likely effect of promoting a tobacco product or tobacco use, directly or indirectly.

Tobacco Advertising, Promotion and Sponsorship: Band Declaration of Non-Smoking Area - have been issued by the Minister of Health declaring specified additional buildings and places as smoke free.

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Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: Sub-national jurisdictions may enact smoke free laws that are more stringent than the national law. Conclusion WHO and public health advocates consider the tobacco industry vector an NCD emergency which requires coordinated and decisive action: It is in the interest of all within the society to have effective and orderly regulation of the tobacco market.

As an example of these inventive strategies, the recent slate of international legal challenges launched by tobacco companies in opposition to the implementation of legitimate, robust and landmark tobacco control measures signifies the depth to which the industry will descend in order to expand market share at the expense of public health.

Truly effective tobacco regulation needs co-operation between governments and the industry. As we are part of the legitimate tobacco industry, we believe that we should be able to advocate our views to regulators when they are formulating public policies that affect our business and its stakeholders, and that we should be heard fairly.

Not unlike drug-resistant strains of biological pathogens, tobacco companies have begun to mutate and adapt with a view of incorporating a new aggressive genetic blueprint in response to effective tobacco control.Ministry in bid to regulate cigarette use among youth.

Share this story. Facebook. and the International Trade and Industry Ministry in regulating the industry. Tobacco products are currently regulated under the Food Act and to achieve a Smoke-free Malaysia (the End Game of Tobacco) byas stated in the National Strategic.

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 June - Malaysia today released its first Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), which tracks tobacco use and the effectiveness of tobacco control measures in the country.

The survey indicated that more than 40% of Malaysian men smoke, or a total of million adult smokers. Given there are real risks of serious diseases associated with tobacco use, British American Tobacco Malaysia believes tobacco should be regulated in various ways.

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, Country Profile: Malaysia 2 Prevalence of tobacco use Tobacco use data from the latest survey results as at 31 December Malaysia’s first implemented pictorial health warnings in January Health warnings were required to cover 40% of the front and 60% of the back of all cigarette packages.

In Januarya second set of warnings were adopted, and the size requirements increased to 50% of the front and 60% of the back of all cigarette packages. Roadmap to Tobacco Control Legislation: In Malaysia, tobacco control is regulated under the Food Act of The Control of Tobacco Product Regulations were issued under the Food Act of and regulate, among other things, smoke free environments; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling.

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