Malaysia’s new smoking law gives authorities the power to fine smokers who flout it up to 10,000 ringgit (US$2,400). Photo: AFP
Malaysia’s new smoking law gives authorities the power to fine smokers who flout it up to 10,000 ringgit (US$2,400). Photo: AFP
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New smoking law lights up Malaysia’s fight against tobacco, but still a long road ahead

  • The law requiring people smoking to be at least three metres away from open-air eateries has sparked national debate and complaints from businesses
  • Around 25 per cent of people in Malaysia smoke, a rate unchanged for a decade thanks in part to low awareness of initiatives to help people quit

Malaysia’s new smoking law gives authorities the power to fine smokers who flout it up to 10,000 ringgit (US$2,400). Photo: AFP
Malaysia’s new smoking law gives authorities the power to fine smokers who flout it up to 10,000 ringgit (US$2,400). Photo: AFP
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