13 health benefits from cycling

Cycling is good for health. For one, it reduces death risks. In Denmark, a 15-year study associates cycling with a 40% reduction in mortality for both sexes over all ages (Archives of Internal Medicine, 2000).

Strong anti-smoking adverts applauded

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the recent Government move to take out full-page colour advertisements in the press warning the public of the serious consequences of smoking.

Ban 14’s packs immediately?

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the news that the graphic warnings placed on cigarette packs and in local dailies are working - especially if these shocking pictures are deterring youngsters from taking up the smoking habit.

Restrict alcohol sales for health and social reasons

Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) refers to the proposal for restricting the sales of alcohol in Selangor. Protests have abounded since then. Among the views given are that this move will affect the votes in the next election, and that it is unfair to non-Muslims.

Smoking – Act against civil servants

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the news that the Penang state government is going to beef up enforcement on smokers in public places - beginning with civil servants in government departments and agencies.

The state government is also planning to extend the areas where smoking is prohibited, including Penang’s most popular recreation areas such as the Botanical Gardens, the
Penang National Park and Penang Hill.