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Tobacco firm questions govt’s will to curb illegal cigarette problem

JTI Malaysia says there has been an increase in the consumption of illegal tobacco and nicotine products.

Esscom foils bid to smuggle cigarettes worth over half a million...

Five local suspects were also arrested in yesterday's sting operation.

Cops bust smuggling syndicate, seize cigarettes worth RM1.6 mil in Johor

Police say smugglers are now using land routes to evade arrest.

Health ministry to investigate open sale of ‘mini-cigars’ in Sabah, Sarawak

Mini-cigars using the brand of a prominent tobacco company are being openly sold without tax stamps or pictorial health warnings.

Ban on duty-free cigarettes will only hurt Labuan, says MP

Rozman Isli says the island's duty-free status is what draws people to it.

Tobacco price hike a boon for black market, Putrajaya told

The government is urged to consider other ways of discouraging smoking.

Illegal cigarettes still in demand despite customs crackdown

With 57% of cigarettes sold being illegal, tobacco companies blame 40% hike in excise duty in November 2015 for pricing legal cigarettes out of smokers' reach.

Survey: Plain packaging cigarettes more harm than good

Study by Merdeka Center reveals most Malaysians believe proposed law makes it easier for fake or smuggled cigarettes, which are cheaper, to be sold on blackmarket.