31 May 2020 – One in five fatal victims of COVID-19 in Malaysia are smokers

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Health director-general

Overview: One in five people who died of Covid-19 in Malaysia were smokers. The Health director-general said this was based on the research of 86 of the victims who died of the disease, where 17 or 19.8% of them were smokers.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/05/31/health-dg-17-out-of-86-covid-19-fatalities-were-smokers

Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)