A Smoke Free Malaysia

A Strategic Policy Paper to Address the Feasibility of Curtailing Cigarettes Consumption in Malaysia

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Datametrics Research and Information Centre Sdn Bhd (DARE) is a Malaysian-based data gathering, strategic analysis and advocacy platform for businesses and industries in key sectors of the Malaysian economy. Established in 2021, DARE endeavours to undertake research that is independent, innovative and effective.

Our team comprises experts from diverse backgrounds, with a common purpose of promoting better outcomes for the country.

Data Collection

We scour for all available data on a subject matter while establishing new data sets from our survey and research partner, Green Zebras.


Data collected are dissected and analysed thoroughly by our team of subject matter experts, often times supported by review from independent 3rd parties.

Policy Recommendations

Our aim is to offer bold, relevant and actionable policy recommendations based on our robust data collection and analysis process.

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