Thursday, January 2, 2020

No-smoking Enforcement at Eateries Starts January 01

January 01, 2020 was also the first day of full enforcement of the no-smoking ruling at eateries in Malaysia. 

Five thousand personnel have been deployed by the Health Ministry and they fanned out nationwide to implement the no-smoking ruling. 

Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye said the ministry’s officers will be monitoring all no-smoking areas, which come under Regulation 11 (1) (d) of the Tobacco Control Regulation (PPKHT) Regulations 2004 (amended) 2018. 

He said many F&B outlets had since put up the mandatory no-smoking signs at their establishments. And added that the number of smokers in eateries had seen a drastic reduction since the government gazetted those areas as no-smoking zones from Jan 01, 2019. Enforcement is obviously needed and we know only too well that this is so necessary in Malaysia. 

In fact, it has been reported that there are still people who refuse to abide by the smoking ban at eating places. FMT had said that more than 160 smokers (and restaurant owners) were issued compound fine notices for smoking offences yesterday. 

BTW, the public too can lodge complaints or tip-offs to the Health Ministry via WhatsApp at 010 8608949 or by dialing 03 88924530. 

The info required to include details such as the name of the outlet, its address and the type of offence as well as pictures of smokers puffing away in the premises.

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