Sunday, March 03, 2013

Smoke-free Malaysia very much in sight

The Malay Mail

blue ribbon campaign
BREATH CHECK: Liow tests a carbon monoxide analyser at the launch of the Blue Ribbon Campaign — Pic: ASHRAF SHAMSUL AZLAN
GROWING public support shows a strong desire to move towards a 100 per cent smoke-free environment, says Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
Launching the Blue Ribbon Campaign yesterday at the Sunway Medical Centre, the health minister said 83.5 per cent of Malaysian adults supported an indoor smoking ban.
“What we need to do now is move towards 100 per cent smoke free environment.
"It is the only effective strategy to reduce exposure to tobacco smoke indoors to safe levels and to provide an acceptable level of protection from the dangers of second hand smoke exposure,” he said.

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