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Tobacco Control Council calls for new Tobacco Control Act to rid smuggling
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control has asked the government to enact a new Tobacco Control Act to address several weaknesses in the existing Act particularly to address the sale of smuggled cigarettes through licensed dealers.

Council Deputy President Dr Mymoon Alias said the new Act would also curb the practice of selling cigarettes to underage children, control cigarette advertisements and promotions.

She said the council supported the government's move to raise the tax for cigarettes as cigarette companies have been reaping good profits without additional taxes over the past three years.
Mymoon, however, said the current tax rate on cigarettee companies did not achieve the objective with regard to price, tax, tobacco control and proceeds from tobacco products sales.

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