NGOs file legal challenge to quash Health Ministry’s reclassification of nicotine

3 NGOs have filed a legal challenge over the Health Ministry’s decision to remove nicotine from the list of controlled substances under the Poisons Act 1952.

The Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control, Malaysian Green Lung Association and Voice of The Children Sdn Bhd filed the leave for judicial review application through Kanesalingam & Co at the High Court on June 30.

They named the Health Minister and the government as the first and second respondents respectively.

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