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Category: Health EN

Save Youngsters from Life Ravaging Addiction Impose Total Ban on E-cigarette, Vaping and Shisha

The Consumers Association of Penang is appalled by the Malaysian cabinet’s decision to regulate the e-cigarette and vaping instead of imposing a total ban on it.  Consumers Association of Penang reiterates that the cabinet must impose the total ban on e-cigarette and vaping if they are concerned about future and wellbeing of the youth in this country. The cabinet ministers indifferences in...
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Avoid meat to save ourselves and planet earth

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." The category includes meat that has been salted, cured, fermented or smoked – hot...
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Take steps to reduce diabetes in children

The Consumers Association of Penang calls on the relevant authorities to take immediate step to reduce diabetes in children. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that type 2 diabetes has increasingly been reported in children and adolescents, and in some parts of the world type that 2 diabetes has become the main type of diabetes in children. The global rise of childhood obesity and...
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Vaping popular among teenagers, CAP urges Ministry to impose immediate ban

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Ministry of Health to impose immediate ban on e-cigarette. CAP is appalled to find that the use of e-cigarettes is becoming popular among teenagers in Malaysia. It is even more appalling that e-cigarettes are widely used by students. Complaints received from parents and teachers from several primary and secondary schools in Penang indicate that the...
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VAPING POPULAR AMONG TEENAGERS CAP URGES MINISTRY TO IMPOSE IMMEDIATE BAN

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the ministry of health to impose immediate ban on e-cigarette.   CAP is appalled to find that the use of e-cigarettes is becoming popular among the teenagers in Malaysia.  It is even more appalling that e-cigarettes are widely used by students. Complaints received from parents and teachers from several primary and secondary schools in Penang,...
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Residents in Kampung Kedah in Perak Have Been Using Dirty Water for the Past 60 Years

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urges the Perak state government, Manjung District Office and Perak Water Board to take immediate action to supply piped treated water for the daily use of nine families in Kampung Kedah, Sungai Puyu near Teluk Senangin in Perak. CAP's survey found that the households in this village were forced to use dirty water from wells in the absence of piped...
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Worsening Haze Warrants Emergency Measures

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) urge the respective State Governments to take immediate measures to close all schools due to the worsening haze and where the Air Pollutant Index (API) records high unhealthy levels. At 11am this morning, Banting in Selangor recorded the highest API level at 175. Even at an API level of 116 in USM, Penang, we have received...
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How the Asbestos Lobby attempts to defeat the proposed ban on asbestos in Malaysia

By Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca, Mon, Sep 7, 2015 Lawyers launch court action to hide scientist’s work for asbestos lobby organisation In a court document filed on September 4, 2015, lawyers for Union Pacific Railroad Company seek to hide evidence regarding the fact that a scientist, Robert Nolan, was paid by an asbestos lobby organisation to assist its efforts to defeat a proposed ban on...
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Malaysian Government should pull out of the TPPA as the negotiations reach a conclusion this week

Negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will take place this week and next week in Hawaii. It is expected to be the last round of the TPPA negotiations. The Chief Negotiators and their team will meet on 24 - 27 July followed by the meeting of the Ministers of Trade on 28-31 July. The Ministers are expected to resolve all the outstanding issues and to conclude the TPPA text...
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