Malaysia's largest nasi kandar restaurant chain Pelita has officially stopped selling cigarettes at all outlets nationwide since 16 January
The cigarette sales at Pelita's 28 restaurants will completely end by the middle of next year, as the contract with their supplier is still ongoing
He admitted that though there has been a slight decline in sales since the smoking ban, customers have been appreciative of their new decision to stop cigarette sales
Sihabutheen revealed that Pelita had been selling RM300,000 worth of cigarettes per month at all its outlets.
"(But) cigarettes are (a bonus). It is not our core business," he added, according to the report.
Sihabutheen remains optimistic that they will be supported in this new move.
"We are confident we will have the support of our customers as most of them want a smoke-free area," he was quoted as saying by The Star.