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'Minister's excuse on nicotine exemption from Poisons Act unacceptable'
Published:  Apr 8, 2023 8:20 AM
Updated: 5:37 AM

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) has expressed disappointment towards Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa on the government's recent move to exempt nicotine from the Poisons Act.

According to its president Dr Muruga Raj Rajathurai, the minister admitted during a meeting on Thursday that the situation is not ideal since the Control of Tobacco Product and Smoking Bill 2022 has not yet been passed.

Nevertheless, she had signed off on the...

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