Cheap cigarettes hindering health agenda

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19, 2013) Cheaper illegal cigarettes are hindering the government’s health agenda of encouraging people to stop smoking.

The Confederation of Malaysian Tobacco Manufacturers (CMTM) chief executive Shahrul Abdullah said many of these illegal brands are sold at relatively low prices, far below the limits set by the government.

He said these cigarettes are easily available and is appealing to schoolchildren who can afford them.

«Schoolchildren are able to buy these illegal cigarettes for about RM3 per pack which is far below the tax threshold of RM4.80 set by the government,» he added.

Shahrul said the Illegal Cigarettes Study (ICS) commissioned by CMTM and conducted this year between March to May, showed that even though the number of smuggled illegal cigarettes has declined from 2009 to this year, sales of local illegal brands have increased since the beginning of 2011.

«The top five illegal brands are Gudang Garam, John, Canyon, Era and League. The survey revealed that local illegal brands have increased to a total of 6.2% within a period of three years,» said Shahrul

He believed that the illegal brands sold could even be more hazardous due to the lack of regulations that were being followed.

On clamping down on sales of illegal cigarettes, Shahrul said a holistic approach was needed.

«We need to look at better enforcement and making penalties more severe for starters,» he said, adding smugglers will continue to be involved in the illegal trade as it was lucrative for them.

The ICS was carried out for a period of three months between March and May this year with a sample size of 44,000 consumed cigarette packets.

Cigarettes gauloises. online cigarettes store: cheap cigarettes gauloises blondes and gauloises non-filtered cigarettes

Gauloises Blondes Blue

Gauloises Blondes Blue cigarette made in american style to ensure a soft aroma. These filtered cigarettes are ideal for those looking for an unusual taste of cigarettes. Unlike most brands, cigarettes Gauloises Blondes Blue very pleasant, they contain only 0.8 mg nicotine and have a pleasant taste and aroma.

Buy now Gauloises Brunes Non Filtered

Cigarettes Gauloises Brunes Non Filtered many years is a favorite choice of artists and writers. These cigarettes without filter earned a reputation as strong an earthy flavor and intoxicating aroma. Cigarettes Gauloises Brunes well packed and made of dark sweet tobacco. Gauloises Brunes Non Filtered are ideal in the morning.

Buy now Gauloises Blondes Red

Excellent for all smokers looking for a pleasant flavor to Gauloises Blondes Red rich tobacco. Generates a low tar cigarette smell and pleasant taste. Made of nitrocellulose filters and American style cigarettes, 0.7 mg nicotine and provides fresh taste without harshness or other cigarette brands found chemical aftertaste.

Buy now Gauloises Blondes Yellow

Cigarettes Gauloises Blondes Yellow refreshing smoking experience. They are low in tar and most probably smooth maintains the rich taste of the whole. What most other ultralight cigarettes rarely? Gauloises Blondes Yellow cigarettes with great flavor and 0.4 mg nicotine and partner coffee into a cup of morning, day or night…

Buy now


5 комментариев to “Cheap cigarettes hindering health agenda”

  1. When someone mentions cigarettes, the first brand that comes to your mind is certainly Marlboro. It is the most famous and qualitative brand of cigarettes know and loved worldwide. Marlboro cigarettes became the symbol of America, associated with freedom, independence and

    • ditional giveaways are planned. Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site Tobacco News 07.07.2014 Jessamine Schools Target Underage Smokers Students younger than 18 who bring cigarettes to East or West Jessamine high schools in Nicholasville can find themselves

    • A to Re examine Menthol in Cigarettes". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 July 2011. "Tobacco Makers Fight Menthol Rules". Associated Press. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. "Much heated puffing among minority groups over menthol cigarette ban". Los Angeles Times. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 19

  2. Ct. Resident 7,882 posts, read 8,658,666 times Reputation 4729 Quote Originally Posted by azoria Obama Signs PACT Act The law, which takes effect in 90 days, makes tobacco products nonmailable matter, meaning that the U.S. Postal Service cannot be used to deliver them. For some years, common carrier

  3. t is already prohibited to purchase alcohol. This would now add places such as bars, casinos and strip clubs. "It is well intentioned. Not practical. I’ll be a no vote," said Rep. Michael O’Brien (D) 175th District. "It is not enforceable. There is nothing here that I see that prevents a recipient f

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.