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E-cigarette use in M’sia surges by 600% in 12 years

The 2023 Global Adult Tobacco Survey reveals that e-cigarette usage among Malaysian adults has risen to 5.8%, compared to less than 1% in 2011. PETALING JAYA: A global tobacco survey has revealed a 600% surge in e-cigarette usage in Malaysia over the past 12 years. According to the 2023 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), 5.8% […]

RM1.02m in compound notices issued in April for smoking offences – MOH

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Health (MOH) issued 4,133 compounds totalling RM1.02 million for smoking offences last month, said Health director-general Datuk Dr. Muhammad Radzi Abu Hassan. He said a total of 7,195 notices were issued after inspecting 17,719 premises under the enforcement of the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2002 (PPKHT 2004). Regarding enforcement actions […]

41 pct of Malaysian smokers don’t plan to quit smoking, survey finds

PUTRAJAYA: Some 41 per cent of adult smokers in Malaysia have no plans to quit the habit, a survey has found. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Malaysia 2023 survey released by the Health Ministry today, only nine per cent of smoking adults planned to quit within the next month. Another 13 per […]

80% of Malaysians exposed to tobacco smoke in restaurants

PETALING JAYA: Nearly 80% of Malaysians are exposed to tobacco smoke in restaurants, according to a global tobacco survey. The 2023 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) released today reported that 77.6% of adults were exposed to tobacco smoke in restaurants. “Nearly 29.2% were exposed (to it) in government buildings, 19% on public transport and 18.6% […]

Penggunaan rokok elektronik meningkat 600 peratus – GATS

PUTRAJAYA – Kajian Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS) yang dijalankan buat kali kedua sejak 2011 mendapati penggunaan rokok elektronik meningkat sebanyak 600 peratus. Menurut kajian itu, terdapat peningkatan prevalens yang ketara dalam penggunaan rokok elektronik tersebut. “Sebanyak 5.8 peratus adalah pengguna rokok elektronik semasa pada tahun 2023 berbanding hanya 0.8 peratus pada tahun 2011,” kata […]

Peningkatan 600 peratus penggunaan rokok elektronik

PUTRAJAYA: Terdapat peningkatan ketara iaitu sebanyak 600 peratus terhadap penggunaan rokok elektronik di negara ini dengan 5.8 peratus pengguna dikenal pasti pada 2023 berbanding 0.8 peratus pada 2011. Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, berkata data itu didedahkan dalam Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) iaitu tinjauan isi rumah peringkat kebangsaan yang juga dilakukan di […]

Umur 15 tahun sudah pandai hisap vape

PUTRAJAYA – Penggunaan rokok elektronik di Malaysia mencatatkan peningkatan prevalens yang ketara sehingga 600 peratus dengan 5.8 peratus adalah pengguna semasa pada tahun 2023, berbanding hanya 0.8 peratus pengguna pada tahun 2011. Berdasarkan penemuan Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Malaysia 2023, prevalens pengguna rokok elektronik berumur 15 hingga 24 tahun menunjukkan peningkatan drastik daripada 1.1 […]

Commentary: What’s the science behind Singapore’s policy on vapes?

Toxicology has given us an objective way to appraise the health risks of e-cigarettes, says NUS Associate Professor Ho Han Kiat. SINGAPORE: Since its implementation in 2018, there has been debate about the effectiveness of Singapore’s ban on vapes, and if more must be done to deter youths from vaping. The Health Sciences Authority on May 8 […]