VP bids adieu to energy drinks; launches awareness program on unhealthy life choices
Sun Online December 25, 2018
Vice President Faisal Naseem has renounced all unhealthy beverages including energy drinks. The former lawmaker announced his decision during the launching of the awareness program on unhealthy life choices at Hotel Jen this Tuesday.
Faisal Naseem said the health of Maldivian people was the current administration’s biggest priority. And said the administration has made the decision to spend generously on awareness programs against smoking and consumption of supari, energy drinks and other high-sugar drinks.
He said that high spending on health was due to lack of awareness and failure to take proper precautions, which could be easily remedied by refraining from unhealthy life choices. He said the Maldives also needs to ponder on the adverse effects of promotion and advertisement of cigarettes and high-sugar beverages, while at the same time personally refraining from such unhealthy life choices.