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Health Ministry To Extend More Smoke-free Zones

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is studying new areas to be made smoke-free zones before gazetting the areas, the Dewan Negara was told today. Its Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya said right now, the ministry was in the midst of discussions with the relevant agencies and non-governmental organizations for the purpose. “The plan…

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Anti-Smoking Campaigns Don’t Always Work

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STIGMATISING smokers through anti-smoking ads and public health campaigns does not seem to help some of them quit, according to a US study. An international team of researchers has found that public health policies which target smokers tend to backfire, dissuading them from quitting. In their study, which was published in November’s edition of the…

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