Smoking in public could end in Malawi: Environmental experts lobby for anti-smoking policy

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Smoking in Public risks being banned in Malawi. (Image Credit: omgvoice.com)

Environmental experts in Malawi have called for anti-public smoking policy following high records of deaths due to smoking of cigarettes in public.

According to World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, over five thousand Malawians are killed by tobacco-caused diseases annually.

The statistics further show that six million people die annually around the globe from smoking with six hundred thousand people dying for living in an environment of smokers.

Reacting on the matter, Malawi Environment Health Association (MEHA) has called for the need to have anti-public smoking policy in the country.

Limbani Kalumbi

Limbani Kalumbi: Says the policy is needed. 

Speaking in an interview with Malawi24, Head of department for the faculty of Environmental Health at the Malawi Polytechnic Limbani Kalumbi, who is also a member of MEHA said the country needs to have a policy curbing smoking in public places.

“First of all we are to have campaigns so that people should know the dangers of smoking in public to others and we are targeting the youths who are moved to be smokers by peer pressure,” said Kalumbi.

He added that Malawi needs to reflect on controlling tobacco pandemic by minimizing effects of smoking as the world commemorates Environmental Health Day on September 26.

The theme for the commemoration of environmental day is “Tobacco control… a response to the global tobacco pandemic” as declared by the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH).

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  1. There is a lot of passive smoking in Malawi this is the right way prophet Malunga said and I quote “get used to blackouts they have come to stay”

  2. Komabe zili ngati kulemba kuti ‘ opezeka akukodza apa K50 .’ Nchachidziwikile kuti wa ndalama atasimidwa akodza.

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    Chifukwa achuma ambiri adzisutirabe poyera kuti akangolipila .

  3. Smoking in public should totsly end for sure, mmalo mosuta yeka amasutisaso ena amene amuzungulira, especially in town. For a number if time seeing people with asthma in trouble bcoz some wina anasutira fodya psgulu

  4. Koma kumalawi Ku mwasowa nkhani eet. Kkkkkk zoona malo molimbana ndi kuvuta kwa electricity and water mwati muyambe smoking burning public kkkkkkkk dziko lakwathu kumvesa chisoni shame on us (Malawi)

  5. Fodya ngati uyu olo ataletsa siwa bwino bola chamba anthu ambili akamasuta fodya ameneyu amasokola zinthu zonyasa fodya odya wina amadwala tb ndiwina olo ku zambia fodya samasutila mu street amamanga anthu amene ama suta ndiwomwe samasuta ama chuluka ndi anthu omwe amasuta nde kumakhala kuwaphela ufulu anthu amene samasuta chifukwa munthu amene amasuta mudzamuone amatulutsa utsi nde munthu amene samasuta umakamulowa utsi osati umaka tuluka osuta amaenela azikhala ndi malo osutila akatha kususa azi enda bwino mu nsewumu osati zomatipweteka ndi utsi aletse nyasi zimenezi palibe fodya amene amandi bhowa ngati ta china ujeni iti

  6. Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh kusowa zochita boma khani imeneyo paka kuika pa air dammt malo mwakut alimbane ndizithu zotukula dziko akalimbane ndi gwayi i love smoking in public ife tisutabe

  7. Boma kusowa chochita,izi zithandiza chani pa Malawi, m’malo mpanga njira yothetsera umphawi ndi njala fodya yo adziwalondola momwe amakhala coz ngati akusuta m’ma location awo ndi public kale athana anao bwa,ndalama akugulirazo ndi zawo muwaletsa bwa,Dead head

  8. Pakuti akulu akulu akale anati phukusi la moyo sakusungila nzako umasunga wekha adzukulu okumba manda ali chile atayika khasu pambali pake

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  10. Tizisutila ganja mu kaliwo poti ma ciggarets mukuletsa. Sindizasiya kubanda ganja mpaka nzalowe m’banja kapena mmanda. Pano ina ndaitenga ku manja ulendo opita nayo ku nyanja…!!!!

  11. Sizingachitike ku malawi kulibe lamulo lokhwima loti anthu nkuopa nalo. Apolice omweo ndi amene amapepusa lamulo, nkhani ndiyoti nyema tikutaya basi.

  12. Good move especially in chinese and asian shops. The owners of these shops smoke in the shops as if everyone who enter their shop smoke

  13. i told you last month when apolisi atamanga otukana mnzake kusiya osuta fodya in public,why?otukanidwa saafa ndi kutukanidwa;osutiridwa fodya anytime will die,lamulo ligwire ntchito,iyaaa!shupiti!

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