GEG provision dropped from tobacco bill upon AG’s advice, says Zaliha


Ravin Palanisamy

Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa says the exclusion of the generational endgame provisions from the Control of Smoking Products for Public Health Bill 2023 is not permanent. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 28, 2023.

THE tobacco and vape generational endgame (GEG) provisions were “unconstitutional”, according to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), which was the reason why they were dropped from the revised Control of Smoking Products for Public Health Bill 2023. 

Although claimed otherwise by certain quarters, Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa said there were no other factors involved in the ministry’s decision. 


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