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Community 05 Jul 2016 | 12:00 AM

Studies show teenagers pick up habit from as early as 10 years old

SMOKING among teenage girls is on the rise and one of the main reasons is they want to lose weight.

Community 02 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Adopt plain packaging of cigarettes, says CAP

THE Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is calling for the implementation of plain packaging of cigarette packs to make it less ‘attractive’ to smokers, particularly women and youths.

Community 15 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Undergrads say no to tobacco

UNIVERSITI Sains Malaysia (USM) undergraduate Niqmatul Azlina Abd Rahim (pic), 23, is determined to strive against the ills of smoking even after graduating from university.

Community 23 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Society opens first ‘Quit Smoking’ clinic

NATIONAL Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) has launched its first Quit Smoking clinic at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

Community 12 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

Hefty fines for smokers at highway rest areas

A TOTAL of 33 people were slapped with a hefty fine of RM250 each after they were found smoking at highway rest areas throughout Perak.

Community 23 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Vape shops on shaky ground due to uncertainty over e-cigarettes

IN AUGUST, mobile phone and accessories trader Loh Hong Tat jumped on the bandwagon and started selling vape products when the craze over e-cigarettes spread like wildfire throughout the country.

Community 18 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

From vape to pipe

JOHOR BARU: Shops selling tobacco are enjoying brisk sales as vapers and cigarette smokers in the state have started switching to smoking pipes and rolling cigarettes following the price hike and vaping ban in Johor.

Community 09 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Tighter checks to prevent e-cig smuggling into Singapore

JOHOR BARU: Singapore is also tightening checks at all its border crossing with Malaysia to prevent the smuggling of electronic cigarettes or vapours into the country, as all these products are strictly prohibited in the country.

Community 03 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Gentle-men of the forest Penans have not lost their friendly nature despite changing environment

IT was a rough journey from Long Lama to Long Bedian and onwards to Long Letai in ulu Baram in interior northern Sarawak.

Community 13 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

It’s not cool to puff in heritage zone

SMOKERS who light up in the 259ha George Town Unesco World Heritage Site in Penang from Jan 1 next year could be fined up to RM10,000.