Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

NO REVERSAL TO “KIDDIE” PACKS

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) wants the government to ensure that the ban of “kiddie” cigarette packs remain because the primary objective of “kiddie” packs is to entice the youth, potential smokers, and women.

“Kiddie” packs comprising less than 20 sticks are more affordable to these segments of the population. This will not deter regular smokers from paying more for a pack because they are already addicted to nicotine found in cigarettes.

CAP Applauds Government Decision to Issue Government Use License for Hepatitis C Drug, which can save hundreds of thousands of lives

The Consumers Association of Penang welcomes and applauds the Malaysian government’s decision to issue a government use license that will enable the government to import medicines for Hepatitis C treatment at the lowest possible prices and cure the hundredsof thousands of Malaysians infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV).

According to various reports and reliable sources, this decision was taken by the Cabinet on 4 August 2017.

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Introducing “language of cigarette” to children

New tricks to attract children into becoming future smokers
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While efforts are being made to curb smoking menace worldwide, there are some ill forces which are going all way out to break this effort.
 
A survey conducted by CAP shows products resembling popular brands of cigarettes, targeting children are sold in the market.

Avoid processed food to fight high blood pressure

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According to the latest WHO data published in April 2011, hypertension deaths in Malaysia reached 1,251 or 1.22% of total deaths. Studies have shown that 1 in 3 or about 32.7% of Malaysians aged 18 years and above are suffering from hypertension.

Hypertension is a condition associated with increased risk for stroke, cardiac failure, renal failure and peripheral vascular disease.