Earlier this week, I attended a briefing session on the Tobacco Act which was held by officials from MOH for retail store operators. The Act is scheduled for full enforcement next month.
During the session, retailers and vendors were briefed on the regulations of selling cigarettes. All licences for selling tobacco are only limited to one-business premises and the licence holder must be the applicant applying for the licence.
Acting Director General of Health Services Dr Hjh Kalsom Abd Latif chairing the session.
Dr Hj Zulhilmi POKHP Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah, Head of the Tobacco Control Unit briefing the audience on the warning notice guidelines; approved durable material, as well as the size and image of the warning sign.
Some of the retailers during the Q&A session
This gentleman had an interesting question regarding minors buying cigarettes on behalf of adults. The answer was “no”. The adults will have to buy their own cigarettes from now on.
Sample of the no smoking sign now required by law
Retailers collecting posters