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Big tobacco is trying to hide its greed behind ‘harm reduction’

You wouldn’t trust a thief to sell you a home alarm system, or a fox to guard a hen house. So why should we trust cigarette companies to help reduce tobacco use? We shouldn’t, of course. But here we are. For the last several years, the tobacco industry has been co-opting the term “harm reduction” […]

Pemilik premis makanan juga bertanggungjawab larang pelanggan merokok – Dr Dzulkefly

KUALA NERUS: Peniaga premis makanan bertanggungjawab mempamerkan lebih banyak tanda larangan merokok dan tidak menyediakan bekas abu rokok seperti dalam Peraturan 12(1)(a) dan 12(1)(b) di bawah Peraturan-Peraturan Kawalan Hasil Tembakau (PPKHT) 2004. Menteri Kesihatan Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad berkata, pihaknya juga meneruskan perkara sama di bawah akta baharu iaitu Akta Kawalan Produk Merokok Demi […]

38,010 pelajar diberi intervensi berhenti merokok

Kuala Lumpur: Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) akan terus berusaha mengurangkan kebergantungan remaja atau pelajar kepada rokok termasuk vape. Timbalan Menterinya, Datuk Lukanisman Awang Sauni berkata, sebagai contoh bagi tahun 2023, menerusi Program Kesihatan Oral Tanpa Amalan Merokok (KOTAK), seramai 1,540,035 pelajar disaring dan 38,010 pelajar yang didapati merokok diberikan intervensi berhenti merokok. Selain itu, katanya, […]

Prioritise younger generation’s health

LETTERS: The Education Ministry is mulling anti-vape rules for schools, according to a recent NST report. On March 5, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) said about 15 female students were found to be vaping, with three to four of them addicted to nicotine. In addition, vape and electronic cigarette usage has catapulted three-fold since the […]

Kerajaan serius kurangkan bilangan remaja hisap vape

KUALA LUMPUR – Kerajaan akan terus berusaha mengurangkan bilangan remaja dan pelajar merokok termasuk vape Timbalan Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Lukanisman Awang Sauni berkata, menerusi Program Kesihatan Oral Tanpa Amalan Merokok (KOTAK), seramai 1,540,035 pelajar telah disaring pada tahun lalu. Katanya, daripada jumlah itu seramai 38,010 pelajar yang didapati merokok telah diberikan intervensi supaya menghentikan amalan […]

Health Ministry notes increasing trend of vaping among women, says Deputy Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry found an increasing trend in vaping or the use of electronic cigarettes, including among women, the Dewan Rakyat was told on Thursday (March 14). Deputy Health Minister Datuk Lukanisman Awang Sauni said this was the outcome of a comprehensive study being carried out by the ministry, with the study also […]

Wujudkan kawalan vape lebih ketat elak bebanan pengurusan kesihatan awam

KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Kesihatan (KKM) disaran merangka dan meluluskan peraturan kawalan produk vape dan tembakau yang lebih ketat dalam usaha membendung penggunaan peranti elektronik itu secara lebih meluas. Profesor Kulliyyah Farmasi Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), Prof Madya Dr Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed, berkata ia antara langkah penting perlu dilaksanakan kerajaan bagi mengelakkan bebanan kewangan […]

Vaping worsens sleep quality and the mental health of young people, suggests study

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Vape use significantly impacts the sleep quality and anxiety levels of young adults, suggests a new study from the University of Surrey published in the journal Healthcare. Mindfulness was also found to help reduce the risk of young people taking up vaping. Surrey researchers investigated the relationship between vaping, sleep quality and mental health of young adults aged […]