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Drastic drop in number of complaints on smoking in eateries

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says this could either be a positive trend or reflect a lack of motivation in people making a report.

Health ministry’s smoking ban hotline restored

Social media users who send messages to the hotline number will now get a response from the ministry's Tobacco Control Sector.

WhatsApp blocks ministry’s smoking ban hotline over snooping complaints

The hotline allows the public to send photographs of those who light up in no-smoking zones.

Judicial review on smoking ban to be heard on Aug 22

Seven individuals are challenging the health ministry's decision to gazette all places in the country as non-smoking areas from Jan 1 this year.

Recalcitrant children, power sockets and the ban on smoking

Like a benevolent parent, the government feels that the behaviour of Malaysians can be improved through an extended period of education instead of beating down offenders with huge fines.

Workers smoked at Notre-Dame cathedral, admits contractor

There has been media speculation that a short-circuit on one of the temporary lifts built into the scaffolding caused the fire.

Health ministry to issue summonses for smoking ban starting July 1

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye says summonses will be issued to those caught smoking at eateries after the six-month grace period.

Sabah activists split over plan for more no-smoking zones

One activist says the government should look at other health needs of the people rather than going after smokers while another welcomes it wholeheartedly.

Court allows group to challenge smoking ban

The High Court however refused to issue a stay order on the ban.

Sarawak to implement smoking ban on March 1

The authorities will not compound any offender for the first six months as this period will be used to educate them on the ban.

Smoking ban may be challenged in Sabah, says lawyer

Marcel Jude Joseph says the ban in Sabah should be made under the Local Government Ordinance, which may require some amendments before the ruling can be enforced.

Our customers fading away after smoking ban, restaurant owners say

Two bodies representing restaurants question the health minister's claim that business has picked up since the Jan 1 ban.

Smoking is haram, Jakim’s sermon reminds Muslims in defence of ban

It says the ban should be supported as smoking is harmful to smokers and those around them.

Najib: Are you saying they can only smoke in middle of...

Former prime minister says the rights of those who are not ready to quit smoking must also be respected.

Sabah to enforce smoking ban at eateries from Feb 1

The state government says all eateries must implement the new ruling after clearing 'confusion' over the enforcement rules with Putrajaya.

Schools, universities next up for smoking ban?

The health ministry is considering the move to ensure a healthy environment for non-smokers.

Launderettes against smoking ban, but hotels say yes

The Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Laundry Association says launderette operators already have the situation under control, while hotelier groups urge the government to ban smoking in rooms as well as the general hotel area.

Ban on lighting up at eateries won’t work, say smokers

They point to the failures of previous public service announcements, saying smokers will only stop smoking if they decide to do so of their own accord.

Think tank hails ministry’s educative approach to smoking ban

But Galen Centre for Health and Social Policy says it would be better if smoking areas were designated alongside enforcement of the ban.

Nasi kandar shop customer slaps waiter when told not to smoke

Restaurant lodges police report after patron assaults foreign national.

Smoking ban: 319 Johor eateries inspected, 22 warning notices issued

More than 900 pamphlets distributed regarding non-smoking areas.

Enforce smoking ban at eateries now

We shouldn't allow the smoking ban to end up like the anti-littering law or anti-speeding law where weak enforcement renders it ineffective.

No smoking ban in Sabah yet but patrons reluctant to light...

Conflicting statements from government leaders cause patrons to refrain from smoking.

More public places to be included in smoking ban

Health minister says his ministry will add to the number of public places where smoking is prohibited, and this may include the space outside launderettes.