Learning from Experiences of Advocacy | Smoke-free Homes Network Malaysia Meeting 28 Oct 2020

The SFHNM held its second meeting by Zoom on Wednesday 28 October 2020. Led by the Malaysian team from the Universiti Putra Malaysia and University Malaysia Terengganu, researchers from the University of Stirling were part of the 19 strong network discussing the importance of advocacy and community engagement in tobacco control in Malaysia.

Presentations were given by the network’s NGO partners. Madam Liza from MyWATCH shared her experience of campaigns to encourage non-smokers to ‘speak out’ and express their right to smoke-free environments and work with schools to encourage the Tobacco_Nicotine_Vape Free Generation (TGF), Mr Sha’ani from FOMCA provided a wonderful overview of the long journey to implement smoke-free legislation in Malaysia while also reflecting on the lack of change in smoking prevalence over the past 30 years. Mr Rhuyann from MGLA presented some inspiring examples of community work on the health harms of second-hand smoke in schools, shopping centres and many other venues.

The network welcomed two new members Dr Wan Azrin and Dr Anza Elias who bring further experience to the group.

Our next SFHNM meeting will be on Wednesday 27th January 2021. Please contact us if you’d like to be part of the group.

Slides from the session can be found below.

Theme by the University of Stirling