The Environmental, OSH & MQuit Committee of KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital has launched the World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2019 at KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital in an effort to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure besides to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.
L-R: Dr Subashini, Dr Luis Chen, Sabariah Endot (Deputy Chief Nursing Officer)
The launch was officiated by Dr Subashini Ambigapathy, Family Medicine Consultant from Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Kinta, Perak together with the Medical Director of KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital, Dr Luis Chen Shian Liang.
Amongst the programme held during the celebration was a talk entitled “Jom Quit, Rokok Berbahaya” presented by Dr Subashini, Family Medicine Consultant, Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Kinta, Perak; poster exhibition and awareness activities by Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia and Environmental, OSH and MQuit Team.
World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. Health risks associated with tobacco use were highlighted in most no tobacco awareness programmes.
The World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2019 is a collaboration of effort and resources by KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital and Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Kinta, Perak with a hope that the event can be established as an annual collaborative affair to reach the optimal awareness of no tobacco.