Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Smoking kiosks planned in Penang

It's difficult to get people to stop smoking so Penang has decided instead to provide smoking kiosks respecting people's right to smoke. These smoking kiosks will be set up around the island once the Health Ministry approves the Penang government’s proposal to make the state smoke-free.

The designated smoking areas, by the roadside or in open air areas, will be complete with ashtrays and chairs. Each kiosk would be able to accommodate some 20 people. However, a survey would be conducted before the move would be implemented in stages.

Unlike Mesothelioma, which is equally devastating, lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. Lung cancer, the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women, is responsible for 1.3 million deaths worldwide annually, as of 2004, according to Wikipedia. The most common symptoms are shortness of breath, coughing (including coughing up blood), and weight loss. Best to quit smoking if you value your health and that of your loved ones.


  1. oh, i really hate to inhale second-hand smoke!! are they going to have this in KL also?? i'll surely agree..

  2. I don't think that is a good idea at all! It's either smoking or non smoking- you gotta choose!