Samsu is cheap intoxicating liquor, widely consumed by young people. CAP survey showed that once commonly consumed by estate workers and village folks it has now become a trendy drink among the urbanites. It is popularly drank by youths of all races and foreign workers. It has been a common practice among youth to mix …
In the wake of the recent 51 methanol poisoning cases in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (as of 19 September 2018) cases of which 19 people died and 14 others in a critical state, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is not surprised at all. How did this adulterated alcohol ended up on shelves? It is …
The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the government not to buckle under the tobacco industry pressure to introduce ‘kiddie packs’.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “tobacco kills a third to half of all people who use it, on average 15 years prematurely”. This is a reason important enough to stop entertaining the industry.
The government recently announced the intention to ban smoking in hotels by end of 2016 and subsequently extend it to other public places. Hoteliers from the Malaysian Association of Hotels, however, wondered if the Tobacco Control and Smoking Bill will provide designated smoking zones. Until the implementation of the ban, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) stands firm that the government must not accede to any appeals to designate smoking areas such as cigar bars.
The Consumers Association of Penang calls on consumers to avoid eating meat for the benefit of our health and environment.
A latest study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found “sufficient evidence in humans that the consumption of meat especially processed meat causes colorectal cancer.”