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Call for more hotels to go smoke-free

| May 20, 2014

More hotels in Malaysia should be declared smoke-free in a bid to reduce the amount of secondhand smoke in public places, according to a story in The Star quoting the Health Ministry’s deputy director-general, Dr. Lokman Hakim Sulaiman.

“There are a number of hotels where smoking is banned in the entire premises, and this is encouraged,” he said.

“I am also confident that the people are receptive towards such an initiative and we have to push forward this agenda.

The deputy director-general was speaking during an operation to curb smoking in public vehicles at the Sungai Besi toll plaza in Kuala Lumpur.

The operation, which was conducted simultaneously in every state, was aimed also at ensuring that no-smoking signs were displayed in public vehicles.

Category: Breaking News

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