About Us

Green Lung
Green Lung is a Youth Grassroots Movement empowering youths as the change agents in advocating for tobacco-free environment not only in campuses but also in Malaysian community as a whole.

This special interest group was initiated by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) pharmacy students in May, 2009. In July 2009, the name of Green Lung was first introduced to USM campus and subsequently to other universities in December 2009. Green Lung was officially launched in USM on 23rd February 2010.

The name of Green Lung was euphemistically adopted to represent such youth group in hope of giving the public a less stressful yet fresh outlook of a tobacco control organization.

Vision and Missions:
To create and support for a tobacco-free environment through:
  • Creating the awareness of the danger of secondhand smoke and the importance of having a tobacco-free environment
  • Campaigning for the full implementation of smoke-free campuses for the betterment of QOL in campuses
  • Disseminating evidence-based tobacco control related information to the peers and public
  • Providing assistance to the existing smokers through peer support and
  • Sharing the Green Lung concept with more youths in hope of expanding the youth capacity in tobacco control activities
Officiated by Prof. Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abd Razak, VC of USM
Up to date, a total of five universities including USM share the same vision and have joined up the force to advocate for a tobacco-free environment.
1) Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
2) Universiti Malaya (UM)
3) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
4) Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
5) International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Green Lung says, "Yeah!"
On February 2010, USM Green Lung had signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Pharmaceutical Student Federation (IPSF). Green Lung is now the official collaborating partner and youth clearinghouse for tobacco control of IPSF in Asia Pacific region.

We are looking forward to expanding our capacity to more campuses! Having a smoke-free environment is definitely our right. Wait no more, join us! Let's work together and make this happen bottom-up.

To the schools in Penang, if you are interested in asking our Green Lung team to go to your school for a Tobacco Control Workshop, please do kindly drop us an email too @ greenlung.usm@gmail.com

General inquiry:
USM Green Lung greenlung.usm@gmail.com
UM Green Lung greenlung.um@gmail.com