GEG: Bill not to 'criminalise children', says Khairy

Published on 5 Oct 2022 5:06:31 PM

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has described the claim that the Control of Tobacco Products and Smoking Bill 2022 is ‘criminalising children’ as misleading.

Khairy said that on Wednesday (Oct 5) when commenting on the submission of a memorandum by the Consumer Choice Centre (CCC) in Parliament protesting the Bill, adding that there is no prison sentence for minors who smoke under the existing regulations or for those who were born after 2007 in the new Bill.