All systems go for the no-smoking ruling at all eateries and restaurants including government premises and public area started January 1st. Besides tobacco products, vape and shisha with nicotine are also included in the ban.
Smokers will be given a grace period of 6 months after the ban is implemented before a fine will be given to them. Smokers or restaurant owners who violated the ruling would face action under the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2004 under the Food Act.
Those caught smoking in prohibited areas will be fined up to RM10,000 or face two years’ jail while eateries found to have allowed customers to light up will be slapped with a maximum fine of RM3,000.
The gazettement was not only to encourage smokers to kick the habit, but also to protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke due to tobacco products.
University Health Centre UPM supported MOH’s effort to ensure Malaysian especially campus community free from disease that causes by cigarette smoke.
Date of Input: 08/01/2019 | Updated: 09/01/2019 | nur_hazalina
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Selangor Darul Ehsan.