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Day: November 22, 2023

Call for anti-smoking Bill gets louder

The call to expedite the anti-smoking Bill has grown in light of the rising trend of teenagers vaping. Malaysian Council for Tobacco Control Council secretary-general Muhammad Sha’ani Abdullah said vape devices are too convenient to be used by the public and called for them to be urgently addressed by passing the Control of Smoking Products for Public Health Bill 2023. “Using a vape device...
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Call for more action to address vaping in schools

As advocates maintain their calls for nicotine and vape liquid to be relisted under the Health Ministry’s Poisons List, they are also urging for more action to address vaping in schools. Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) chairman Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim said vaping should be treated similarly to smoking cigarettes in schools. “It is a surprise that although vaping has been in...
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Eczema Cream Sold in Malaysia Found to Contain Over 430 Times the Allowed Limits of Arsenic, Singapore Health Authorities Warn

An eczema cream sold on a retail website based in Malaysia was found to have contained more than 430 times the allowed limits of arsenic, and Singapore health authorities have warned users there to see a doctor "as soon as possible". The cream, Euzema Confidence Revival Cream, was among 4 products that were found to contain potent or banned ingredients, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA)...
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Penalise those responsible for damaging roads

In early May 2023, a group of lorry owners urged the Transport Ministry to intervene because they claimed that the Road Transport Department (JPJ) was about to forfeit the ownership of their vehicles. They should know better that their vehicles are not supposed to be overloaded under the law which has been around for more than two decades. There are a variety of reasons why a road appears to be...
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