Tie-wearers are compressing their veins and creating an unhealthy build-up of pressure.

Researchers from University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein in Germany say it might cause problems for groups that are already at risk from blood pressure issues, like smokers or the elderly. Cerebral blood flow, the blood supply to the brain, was found to drop by an average of 7.5 percent in the men wearing a necktie, with no …

Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use

In conjunction to the World No Tobacco Day which falls on 31st May, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) joins the community of public health advocates to urge the Malaysian government  to protect the youth from the tobacco industry’s manipulation. The industry’s hidden agenda is to entice the youth because, once a person is addicted to nicotine, the …

Companies must pay for Covid-19 screening

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) finds it shocking that the Social Security Organisation (Socso) had agreed to bear Covid-19 screening fee for all employees who had to work during the current Movement Control Order (MCO). The International Trade and Industry (Miti) Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali had recently announced that employees from companies permitted …