Posts tagged: Health Minister

Having the final say

Tweet SINGAPORE – The Health Minister will soon have the final say on what tobacco products and substitutes will be allowed here. Proposed changes to the law, which were introduced yesterday in Parliament, would give him flexibility to prohibit new or emerging products as well as existing ones. Mr Khaw Boon Wan had signalled his concern earlier this month that smokeless alternatives, which would include strips, lozenges, snus and nicotine c ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarettes: Cheapest at RM6.40 per pack

Tweet The cheapest cigarettes in the market will cost RM6.40 per pack of 20s starting Jan 1. Under the Tobacco Products Control Regulations gazetted by the Health Ministry and aimed at snuffing out the smoking habit, the minimum retail price for a stick of cigarette is set at 32 sen. At present, a pack of 20s usually costs RM9.30 but cheaper ones as low as RM4.80 per pack are available. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the regulatio ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarettes: Charge ’em RM30 for twenty

Tweet The Consumers Association of Penang lauds the move mooted by Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai that with effect from January 2010, a minimum price will be fixed for a 20-sticks pack of cigarettes at RM6.20. However, it is disappointing to note that the price fixed is so low that this will be a futile move if the government is really serious about addressing the fight against the growing smoking epidemic. In a recent survey carried out by CAP, ... Jump to full article >>