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Social ills


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Social ills

  2. 2. As told by Health Minister Datuk Jui Meng:“Statistics show that every day about 50 teenagers below the age of 18 start smoking and most of them become hardcore smokers,” said Chua in a speech read by Kuala Dipang state assemblyman Dr Chong Fah during the anti-smoking run here Sunday.He said that according to a recent World Health Organisation report, more than 100,000 youths started smoking daily.“In 1998, the Government introduced therapy for smokers in four major hospitals in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh and Seremban.“Today, 44 hospitals and 111 health centres provide this treatment,” he said.Chua said that in 1999, about 1,000 smokers were able to kick the habit.He added that the ministry had compounded 11,211 people for smoking in public places that year.Of the number, 1,366 were youths.
  3. 3.  People’s influences Trend Stress Reliever
  4. 4.  Health problem Financial problem Relationship problem
  5. 5.  Anger Stress Addicted Social withdrawal
  6. 6.  Campaign Education Government roles Role of community