Regressive to ask for return of duty-free cigarettes in Langkawi

THE Consumers’ Association of Penang is shocked that Langkawi MP Haji Mohd Suhaimi Abdullah has urged the government to allow the sale of duty-free cigarettes.

It is myopic of him to push this idea because smoking is a known contributor to premature deaths and the cause of many non-communicable diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pregnancy complications.