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Currently there is a non smoking campaign nationwide. However, it has already been touted as a failure. Why is that so?
There are no easy answers to this one. An anti-smoking strategy has to be multi directional. Such programs need continuous implementation. It has to be on going in schools, at home, in public places , in healthcare centers , in government departments and in the courts of law. Anti smoking campaigns are not alien to Malaysians and basically most smokers have become immune to such messages. Tobacco companies need to act more responsiby. Their cigarretes are killing lives. Governments should also tighten the screws on these companies. Strict advertising ban, increasing taxes, implementation of the law in penalising offenders in public places and eventually the demise of the tobacco industry need to be the anti-smoking strategy.
Doctors on the other hand need to counsel their smoking patients aggresively. However, being a smoking doctor will lead to a compromise of the integrity of the doctor. So it is necessary for healthcare workers to quit smoking and lead the way by example.
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