MoH Lets Horse Bolt Before Closing The Gate

 The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is shocked and disappointed that the Malaysian Health Ministry (MoH) allows the sale of heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco product devices and exempted them from pictorial health warning (PHW). It is puzzling why MoH is confused with the Control of Tobacco Product (our italics) Regulations (CTPR), thinking that it regulates only shredded tobacco …

Debunking the ‘Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco Product’ Myths

In response to Philip Morris (M) Sdn Bhd (PMM)’s recent media release, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) wishes to rebut the claims. In the opening statement PMM stated that “we would like to stress that our smoke-free products are intended to be better alternatives for adult smokers who can’t or don’t want to quit”. …

Smokers: 1 Million Under 10 Years, Majority Of 4.7 Million Start Before 18

CAP Fully supports the ban on cigarette sale and smoking in eaterie More than one million of the smokers in Malaysia are under the age of 10, and they emit about 4,000 noxious and cancerous chemicals present in tobacco. Most of the 4.7 million smokers in the country start smoking before the age of 18, …

CAP calls for laws to eliminate lead in paints

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized October 21-27 2018 as International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (ILPPW)  and its main concern is the role of lead exposure in the development of intellectual disability in children. This year WHO is calling on governments,  academia, industry and civil society to come out with  specific  laws to eliminate lead in paint.  According …