Beginning this year, the government banned smoking at restaurants, following suit with many other countries around the world. Our experts shed some light on the positive effects of this ruling.
The smoking ban aroused mixed feelings among some Malaysians, but for Professor Dr Teo Soo-Hwang and Helmy Haja Mydin, there was no such ambiguity. Both agree that it was about time the ban was implemented and enforced, as not only does it directly benefit both smokers and non-smokers, it also ensures our national budget is put to better use. “The cost of treating smokers, as absorbed by our national healthcare scheme, is much higher than non-smokers,” elaborates Professor Dr Teo.
NOT JUST ABOUT THE SMOKER
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YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME
“More than half of my time is spent with animals, but I enjoy it,” enthuses animal rescuer, Aileen Lee. The story of this selfless lady’s dedication and love for the fur kids she has saved will warm your heart.
We discover why pet proofing your home ensures harmony and safety for both the owner and the cat.
THE ONE WHO'S TAKING ACTION
Best known for her extensively waitlisted Nina bag, Gabriela Hearst walks the talk when it comes to sustainable luxury. The New York-based designer shares her inspirations, dreams and resolutions for herself and her eponymous label.
BORN TO ENTERTAIN
YOU MIGHT RECOGNISE HER AS THE GENTLE AND LOVING MOTHER IN LEE CHONG WEI, THE BIOPIC OF THE BADMINTON LEGEND, OR THE VULNERABLE YET RESILIENT TEACHER IN WET SEASON, WHICH HIT THE CINEMAS IN MARCH. SOME OF US MAY HAVE SEEN YEO YANN YANN ON THE BIG SCREEN PLAYING VARIOUS CHARACTERS FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. STILL, SHE NEVER FAILS LEAVE HER AUDIENCE IN AWE OF HER ACTING PROWESS.
THE TRUTH BEHIND FAUX FUR
Is imitation fur still a feasible alternative in this modern, fashion-forward world? Nadhirah Othman uncovers how the fur industry – both real and fake – brings a detrimental impact to the well-being of our planet.
Surprising reasons WHY YOUR KID is under performing in school
You’re understandably frustrated that your child isn’t living up to her potential. But before you blame her attitude, check if these conditions are hindering her academically.
A PAWSITIVE' Life
Like in many parts of the world, pet culture has seen exponential growth in Malaysia. In this issue, Lorraine Chai discusses pet therapy, a method of treatment that is gaining traction, and also some of the pet trends you don’t want to miss out on.
The Healing Power Of Unconditional Love
There’s a saying that goes, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” For one woman, these words resonated deeply. An unlikely companion came into her life at her lowest point and changed everything.
Even Pets Need Tummy Care?
For many, keeping a pet is more than just caring for an animal; pets are family members, too. We speak to veterinary surgeon, Dr Wafaa Abdul Washefffrom Pets Corner Sdn Bhd, to find out how your pets can stay healthy with a suitable diet
Beauty The Natural Way
With climate change rapidly threatening the future of Mother Earth, we urgently need to curb further acts of destruction. We speak to Law Hong Mei, founder of The Olive Tree, about building a beauty brand that is sustainable from the core.
She Was Angry At Every Cigarette She'd Ever Smoked, But She Was More Angry At God
I was a medical missionary for 25 years. I’d served God faithfully. How could he let this happen to me?
A Marlboro Re-Merger
The sharp decline in tobacco consumption over the past 50 years has been key to public health achievement.
Explosive New Research! Pot Rots Your Brain!
Smoking weed & Rx marijuana destroys memory
Inside the World of Rare and Valuable Cuban Cigars
From Fidel Castro’s private stock to highly limited editions never made available to the public, there’s a whole world of rare and valuable Cuban cigars most collectors can only dream of.
10 Ways To Add 10 Years To Your Life
Follow these science-backed lifestyle musts and you could enjoy up to a decade more of healthy life
Where There's Smoke...
Spies, lies and mega-profits – it sounds like the tagline for the latest Grisham novel. Telita Snyckers talks about her new book, turning down a fat pay cheque and uncovering the underbelly of Big Tobacco.
How To Stop Anxiety When Going Under Anaesthetic
People can get very anxious about going under general anaesthetic, but there’s no need to worry if you’re at a properly CQC-registered environment with a suitably qualified surgeon and anaesthetist. If you’re having procedures done privately, you need to check that this is the case.
धूम्रपान छोड़िए कोरोना से बचिए
कोविड-19 के संक्रमण को फैलाने में धूम्रपान का बड़ा योगदान है. यही वजह है कि संक्रमण के शुरुआती दौर में धूम्रपान की बिक्री पर रोक लगाई गई थी. बढ़ते कोविड संक्रमण से बचाव के लिए धूम्रपान पर प्रतिबंध जरूरी है.
5 Of The Best Things To Eat
Eat & escape
Could You Repeat That Please?
Listen up! It’s time to start looking after your ears