Ministry of Health issues 33 notices for smoking in public places in KL

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 33 advisories, involving compounds amounting to RM11,250, were issued by the Ministry of Health to the public and property owners for various smoking-related offenses in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday evening March 30.

The head of the tobacco control sector of the ministry, Dr Noraryana Hassan, said the compound opinions were issued under the Tobacco Products Control Regulations (PPKHT) 2004 in an integrated operation to make respect the smoking ban carried out in 13 premises in the capital on Wednesday evening.

She said that of the total notices issued, 21 were for smoking in prohibited areas and the remaining 12 notices were issued to owners or operators of premises not to post no-smoking signage.

“The operation focused on eliminating shisha smoking activities which also fall under the category of smokers… the smoking ban does not only focus on conventional cigarettes and e-cigarettes, because smoking shisha in prohibited places, including restaurants, is also an offence,” she said. journalists.

The integrated operation, conducted for about four hours from 8 p.m. Wednesday, involved 65 members of the Federal Territory Department of Health and Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

Meanwhile, the Senior Deputy Director of Public Health of DBKL’s Department of Health and Environment, Dr. Nor Halizam Ismail, said that no shisha smoking license had been issued by DBKL. – Bernama

Maria J. Book