Malaysia and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC):

Date of Ratification
16 September 2005
Entry Into Force
15 December 2005

Article 8 Timeline

15 December 2010

National Law

Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2004 (Under the Food Act of 1983)

(Approved on 20 August 2004)


Control of Tobacco Product (Amendments) Regulations 2008, 2010, 2013

Smoke-free or Not?

(Barriers in moving towards a 100% Smoke-free Environment based on the FCTC Article 8 Guidelines)

1. The Law allows for the setting up of a designated indoor smoking room in different settings/places upon the approval of the Minister.

(Non Compliant with the Article 8 Guidelines, Principle 1: Total elimination of smoking and tobacco smoke in a particular space or environment is required to effectively provide protection from exposure to tobacco smoke, as well as to create a 100% smoke-free environment. Principle 2: All people should be protected from exposure to tobacco smoke. All indoor workplaces and indoor public places should be smoke-free.)
1 FCTC Art. 8 Guidelines para. 24 provides that Parties have a continuous obligation to remove any exemptions as soon as possible, and each party should strive to provide universal protection within five years of the WHO Framework Convention’s entry into force for that Party.