KUALA LUMPUR NICOTINE ADDICTION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2022
On the 3rd October 2022, the Nicotine Addiction Research Collaborating Group (NARCC), University of Malaya Centre of Addiction Sciences (UMCAS) in collaboration with the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) successfully convened one full-day conference at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The theme: Cessation-In-A-Box fittingly encapsulates the 4 symposiums: creative approaches for smoking cessation, advocacy as a tobacco control strategy, innovative approaches in tobacco control and tobacco control policy and implementation in the 21st century.
Associate Professor Dr Rusdi Abd Rashid, Director of Universiti Malaya Centre for Addiction Science Studies (UMCAS) welcomed all distinguished participants and speakers and the KLNAC 2022 International Conference was enthusiastically declared opened by Associate Professor Dr Anne Yee, NARCC Coordinator, Universiti Malaya, Chairperson KLNAC 2022 International Conference on behalf of YB Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Noor Hisham bin Abdullah, Director General of Health, Malaysia who emphasized that Universiti Malaya plays a vital role to strengthening tobacco control strategies in Malaysia and while working towards the generational-end-game (GEG) and that the Nicotine Addiction Research Group (NARCC), University of Malaya Centre of Addiction Sciences (UMCAS) continuously supports such an essential endeavour to promote sharing and knowledge-based findings.
A myriad of titles ranging from creative approaches, advocacy, innovative approaches and tobacco control policy and implementation in the 21st century was part of the symposiums.
Symposium 1: Creative Approaches for Smoking Cessation
Symposium 2: Advocacy as Tobacco Control Strategy
Symposium 3: Innovative Approaches in Tobacco Control
Symposium 4: Tobacco Control Policy and Implementation in the 21st Century
In the afternoon session, a lively forum discussion on Harm Reduction: Is it the way to go for smoking cessation? was moderated by Dr Wong Chee Kuan, Faculty of Medicine, UM.
There were 6 Rapid Fire Oral Presentations, and the 3 proud winners were:
This write-up was prepared by Ina Sharyn Kamaludin and Associate Professor Dr Farizah Mohd Hairi from the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya.
KLNAC 2022 graphic works: Dr Firdaus Azmi, Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Hilir Perak.
Photographer: Muhammad Haizril Arif Bin Md Mokhtar, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya.