Li Ping Wong

University of Malaya

Dr. Wong Li Ping received her Ph.D. in medical science (Epidemiology) from the University of Malaya in 2004. She takes part in the Faculty's research methodology, epidemiology, and biostatistical teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Wong’s research has centered almost exclusively on social and behavioral medicine. Her current research activity focuses on the role of race, culture, and ethnicity on health. She has diverse research interests, all in the field of social and behavioral medicine, include: [1] research on risk behaviors (HIV/AIDS Surveillance; youth risk behavior surveillance), [2] research on preventive behaviors (Cervical cancer screening; HPV vaccination; 2009 influenza H1N1 vaccine; dengue fever, Zika), [3] Community responses (Behavioral responses to emerging infectious diseases (Zika, COVID-19), influenza H1N1 and influenza vaccination; HPV vaccines; deceased organ and tissue donation; knowledge and attitudes towards thalassemia), [4] sexual reproductive health research (dysmenorrheal and PMS of the young female; hysterectomy and detrimental effect on women psychosocial well-being and sexual functioning; midlife crisis; the impact of aging on sexual function in women).

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Smoking can lead to a variety of ongoing complications in the body, as well as long-term effects on body systems. While smoking can increase the risk of a variety of problems over several years, some of the bodily effects are immediate. This book provides a comprehensive overview of opinions and research findings on smoking and its harmful effects and serves as a valuable reference for researchers and the general public. The issue of electronic cigarettes is one of the most controversial topics in public health. This book also provides an overview of electronic cigarettes and their efficacy as smoking cessation aids. Because there is intense debate and dividing opinions about their use patterns and health concerns, up-to-date evidence of the health risks and safety of electronic cigarettes are discussed. This book also highlights the policies and regulations on electronic cigarettes that vary across countries. Lastly, readers are also enlightened on the future perspectives of electronic cigarettes and whether they are a threat or an opportunity for public health.

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