Reducing taxation is a bane, not a ‘cure’ for illicit cigarettes

Do we legitimise party drugs and make them affordable to prevent or reduce its illegal use? If it is a preposterous idea then nicotine addiction (commonly in the form of smoking) should be addressed with tough tobacco control measures. Tobacco industry is harping on the point that about 60 per cent of the cigarettes smoked …

Malaysia is unprepared for an ageing society

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the government to prioritise the needs of the country’s ageing population instead of encouraging the construction of retirement villages which serves only a small segment of society. We call upon the government to adopt the Universal Design, a framework for the designing of living and working spaces, and …

What are you EXPOSED TO at the HAIRDRESSING SALON

HAIRSTYLISTS and consumers are exposed to a number of health and safety hazards at hairdressing salons. Apart from the physical and chemical hazards, one may have tendencies to respiratory problems as well. In the salons, you are exposed to sprays and lacquers and may end up with lung dysfunction. Aerosols are particularly hazardous because they …

Private Hospitals should not charge its patients for what others do not

When a person walks into a restaurant or a shopping mall, a person-in-charge will scan the persons body temperature and, in most places, provide hand sanitizer as well. This is besides the person having to scan MySejahteras  Quick Response (QR) code or register himself in the logbook provided. It is part of the Covid-19 pandemic …