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11 with respect to outside packaging and labeling of cigarettes.

The regulations align with FCTC Art.

The regulations do not require health warnings on tobacco products other than cigarettes.
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11 with respect to the requirement that warning text be in the principal language of the country.
11 Guidelines, the regulations should affirmatively require that warnings or messages not be placed where they may be permanently damaged or concealed when opening the pack.

 

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11 Guidelines provide that Parties should consider adopting plain packaging measures that restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colors, brand images, or other promotional information on packaging other than brand and product names displayed in a standard color and font style.


The Schedules require that the warnings be written in Malay on the front side and English on the back side for cigarette packs, and Malay on the top panel and English on the bottom panel for cartons.


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Roadmap to Tobacco Control Legislation: In Malaysia, tobacco control is regulated under the Food Act of 1983. The Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2004 were issued under the Food Act of 1983 and regulate, among other things, smoke free environments; tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and tobacco packaging and labeling. The 2004 Regulations have been amended several times, including: (1) Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2008; (2) Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009; (3) Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2010; (4) Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2011; (5) Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2012; (6) Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2013; (7) Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2014; (8) Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2015; (9) Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2015; and (10) Control of Tobacco Product (Amendment) Regulations 2017. In addition, five notices - Declaration of Non-Smoking Area 2011, Declaration of Non-Smoking Area 2012, Declaration of Non-Smoking Area 2014 (P.U.(B)312), Declaration of Non-Smoking Area 2012 (P.U.(B)313), and Declaration of Non-Smoking Area 2015 - have been issued by the Minister of Health declaring specified additional buildings and places as smoke free.

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Plain packaging aims to reduce the appeal of tobacco products, to increase the noticeability of health warnings, and to reduce the ability of the packaging of tobacco products to mislead consumers about the harmful effects of smoking.

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Tobacco Packaging and Labeling: Rotating combined picture and text health warnings are required to occupy 50 percent of the front and 60 percent of the back of the package. The text of the warning is in Malay on the front panel and English on the back panel. Health warnings are not required on tobacco products other than cigarettes. Misleading packaging and labeling, including terms such as “light” and “low tar” and other signs, is prohibited.