Smoking and vaping: Looking through the barrel of a gun

Recently a Member of Parliament, Datuk Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid, wants the Ministry of Health (MoH) to temporarily suspend the smoking ban at open-air eateries on 1 January 2020 “until proper regulation is put in place for the vape industry”. His call makes no sense. Banning smoking and vaping at eateries including open-air ones does …

Ban all e-cigarettes and vaping devices

There were three recent suspected cases of vaping-related illnesses in Malaysia and these should raise red flags for the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MoH) to ban all e-cigarettes and vaping devices. The government should not involve the tobacco industry (TI) in any tobacco control policy discussion because TI is known to interfere with governments’ formulation …

CAP Finds Outdoor Play Equipment Coated with Dangerous Levels of Lead

High levels of lead have been discovered on public playground equipment in the northern region in Malaysia. Painted play equipment containing dangerous levels of lead pose a serious lead poisoning risk to young children. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) calls for urgent action to prohibit the sale and use of lead paint especially for products that can expose …