The Ministry of Health studies the proposal not to authorize the display of tobacco products
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the proposal was for tobacco product packages not to display brands and instead have plain packaging. — photo by Bernama
Thursday, May 19, 2022 6:57 PM MYT
KUALA LUMPUR, 19th May – The Ministry of Health (MOH) is considering a proposal to disallow the display of branded packages of tobacco products as per the Tobacco and Tobacco Control Bill Amendment .
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the proposal was for tobacco product packages not to display brands and instead have plain packaging.
He said, however, that the issue required engagement sessions with all parties, including nongovernmental organizations related to health and business premises.
“If there is a display ban, property owners need to make changes that will involve many stakeholders. Once the study is complete, we will make a decision and transition to the move,” he said. he told reporters after launching World Asthma Day 2022 here today. .
Khairy said that if the ban on branded packaging of tobacco products were implemented, it would not be inserted into the bill, but the provisions would be in the rules and regulations that will be established after the bill is tabled. law.
Earlier it was reported that the bill to ban smoking for people born in 2005 and later was in the final stages of review by the Attorney General’s office and is expected to be tabled in parliament in July.
Under the proposed law, children born in 2005 and later are prohibited from smoking and buying or possessing any type of smoking product, including e-cigarettes or vaping products, even after reaching the age of 18. — Bernama