Friday, February 26, 2010

Memorandum of Understanding-IPSF-Green Lung

In conjunction with Green Lung Carnival 2010, Green Lung has successfully fostered a collaboration with International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF)

Background of IPSF

IPSF is the leading international advocacy organization of pharmacy students promoting improved public health through provision of information, education and professional activities. IPSF's aim is to offer pharmacy profession worldwide, including in socially and medically neglected areas. Since establishment in 1949, IPSF now represents more than 350,000 pharmacy students and recent graduates in 84 countries worldwide.
IPSF-APRO is Asia Pacific Regional Office for IPSF.

The objective of this Memorandum is to provide the framework for the collaboration between Green Lung and IPSF to create and promote the smoke-free initiatives and tobacco control campaigns among the communities in IPSF through experience sharing and technical assistance.

Statements of Collaboration
1.Green Lung shall be the IPSF-APRO Collaborating Centre and Clearinghouse for Tobacco Control in Asia Pacific region.
2.Green Lung shall be committed to collecting, analyzing, organizing and disseminating the reliable and evidence-based information pertaining to tobacco use and tobacco control campaigns.
3.Green Lung shall be willing to share their experience and ideas with any youth tobacco control organizations within Asia Pacific region in hope of expanding the network and increasing the working leverages.
4.Green Lung shall be willing to share their experience and ideas as well as deliver the know-how to any party within Asia Pacific region who wishes to set up a youth tobacco control organization or to organize a tobacco control campaign wherever possible in hope of building the youth capacity for tobacco control in Asia Pacific region.
5.IPSF-APRO shall be coordinating and regulating the tobacco control campaigns and activities within Asia Pacific region.
6.IPSF-APRO shall be assisting in linking up the youth tobacco control organizations within Asia Pacific region including Green Lung to establish a network for tobacco control in Asia Pacific.

With this, hopefully that IPSF and Green Lung would work more closely together to create more smoke-free environments in Asia Pacific region and disseminate the information regarding the tobacco product use among the public.

Friday, February 12, 2010

USM Inspection! Go Go Go!

On 22nd January, if you were observant enough, you might see a few eccentric human beings wearing glove, wandering around as if they were looking for something on floor. They looked like doing some cleaning works, yet when they saw the litters on the floor, they just ignored them.
Who they are? And what on earth were they doing?
Yes! They’re the Green Lung inspection teams who are on a mission of collecting the cigarette butts found in USM campus.
You may ask. “What for?” For collection purposes or yeah, it’s our hobby anyway? The reason why we did so is simple. We wanna know to what extent USM has been doing to protect her beloved sons and daughters from the evil cigarette smoke.
Now another question pops into your mind. “So what? Cigarette butts mean nothing.”
So if there are cigarette butts, there are smokers.
Again, you may question. “But these cigarette butts may be left by the outsiders (especially those contractors whom you can see so many now in USM)? It may not be doing with our students.”
Smokers just threw the packs into the bush.
Hello? So you mean that outsiders can smoke in our campus in the actual fact that under the Food Act 1983, Control for Tobacco Control Regulation 2004, ALL higher learning institutes (yeah, including USM) are smoke-fee areas. So this suggests that a lot of improvements are needed to control the flow of smokers coming in to USM. And this is not the end of the story! Yes, our students do contribute to this too! And EVEN our Pegawai Keselamatan! Wow, amazing…
You're caught red-handed
We found a lot of cigarette butts
The followings are our major and interesting findings which we’d love to share with you:
Total cigarette butts found = 9364
Total smokers found smoking at the time of inspection = 23
None of the zones in USM is smoke-free zone

The worst zone…tada! RST Complex. Restu male hostel is currently the leading one among all with 650 cigarette butts. (Fantastic record!)
You might be waiting for this.
A total of 444 cigarette butts with 26 cigarette boxes and 1 smoker found at Jabatan Keselamatan. How to overcome? We don’t know too.
That’s all for now. Update you guys again. Stay tuned for more exciting news!
Brought to you by Green Lung News

Monday, February 1, 2010

50 FREE Passes to MYSTUODIOC!!

Hi all,
An exciting news from Jazzada Solution:


MyStudioC is giving out 50 FREE passes to attend a super cool event in Penang!
Date : 6th February 2010
Time : 7pm-11pm
Venue : Sixty9ine (Beside Holiday Inn) Batu Ferringi

How to get these passes?

1. YOU GOTTA BE 18 and above first !!
2. Have a blog? Just post the below picture on your blog and say "I WANNA GO TO MYSTUDIOC !!!" As simple as that!
3. And then send us your full name, telephone number and Blog link to
4. Be reminded that if you are the CHOSEN one, you MUST attend the event or else you will be BLACKLISTED by Jazzada Solution for any such event in the future anymore.

For MORE INFO please visit