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What is the minimum legal age to purchase cigarettes or tobacco products in Malaysia? What is the minimum smoking age in Malaysia?

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Sale of Tobacco Product to a Minor

No person shall sell any tobacco product to any person who is under the age of eighteen (18) years.

Any person who contravenes the above regulation commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding RM10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two (2) years.

Prohibition on Smoking Against Minor

Any person under the age of eighteen (18) years who smokes, chews, buys or has in his or her possession any tobacco product, whether for his own consumption or not, commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding RM1,000.

A person may have in his or her possession any tobacco product if he or she is assisting, conducting or carrying out a sale in any shop, stall or eating place.

Display of Prohibition Sign

Any person who sells tobacco product shall at all times display conspicuously a sign with regards to the prohibition of sale of tobacco products to any person under the age of eighteen (18) years at the counter where the tobacco product is displayed or offered for sale.

Any person who contravenes the above regulation commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding RM10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two (2) years.

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