Li Ping Wong

University of Malaya

Dr Wong Li Ping’s research has centred almost exclusively on social and behavioural medicine. Her current research activity focuses on behaviour and prevention studies. She has successfully secured grants and funding on an enormous range of subjects include: [1] research on risk behaviors (HIV/AIDS; e-cigarette use), [2] research on preventive behaviors (Cervical cancer; 2009 influenza H1N1 vaccine; dengue fever), [3] Community responses (Behavioral responses to emerging infectious diseases namely ZIKA virus infection, influenza H1N1; deceased organ and tissue donation; thalassemia screening), [4] sexual reproductive health research (dysmenorrheal and PMS; hysterectomy and detrimental effect on women psychosocial well-being; midlife crisis). Recognizing the importance of behavioural component in medicine, Dr Wong recent research interest emphasize on bringing the gap between social behavioural and medical diagnosis, where her recent research interest focus surrounds the study of seroprevalence of dengue, H pylori, tick-borne diseases, and MERS-CoV. Dr Wong’s research also extends beyond behavioural medicine to environmental health. She has recently acquired the grant to study health impact and needs assessment of urban heat island phenomenon of the city of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Dr Wong is also engaged as a registered Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant with the Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia under the EIA Consultant Registration Scheme.

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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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