Malaysia may adopt Chatuchak market's no-smoking model in managing a smoke-free walking street in the historical trading city of Malacca on the country's west coast, according the Action on Smoking and Health Foundation. .
Rizal Majid, from the Malaysian Health Promotion Board, was among a group of representatives from Australia and the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SATCA) who visited the weekend market on Sunday, the foundation said in a press release on Wednesday.
The group wanted to study how the market management enforced a 100% prohibition on smoking in an open-air area like Chatuchak, which is among the world's biggest outdoor markets. During their visit they saw only one shopper and one trader smoking.
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