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Health officials seek public views on proposed amendments to Smoking Act

 Posted: 02 August 2009 2157 hrs SINGAPORE: Underage smokers who get caught lighting up could soon face fines of up to S$500. This is one of several proposed changes to the Smoking Act, aimed at reversing the rising trend of smoking in young adults aged 18-29 years. Other proposed amendments include lowering tar and nicotine …

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DISEASE: Focus on cancer prevention

2009/07/30 THE health minister and the Ma-laysian Oncological Society president’s recent statements that there were only 50 oncologists in the country has me worried (“Travelling far for cancer treatment” — NST, July 24). However, their solution to the problem, that is training 50 more oncologists, left me wondering whether 100 will be enough. While the …

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Conflicting rules for concert organisers

    CONCERT organisers are hearing confusing annotations on sponsorship by liquor and tobacco companies. They say regulations pertaining to sponsorship of concerts by liquor and tobacco companies continue to stupefy them. Consider this: Beer makers had sponsored several major recent concerts and despite the wide publicity the authorities did not take any action to …

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MCTC laud effort to introduce nicotine tests in sports schools

        SAY NO: (L-R) Haniki, Shaari, Syed, Koris, Abu Bakar and Foong posing with their leaflets THE Malaysia Council for Tobacco (MCTC) welcomed the initiative by the National Sports Institute (NSI) to introduce nicotine tests in sports schools. Their president, K. Koris Atan, however, stressed that the parties concerned should emphasise on the educational …

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