PENBAR is a community initiative to advocate Smoke-free Penang. Every year approximately 600,000 nonsmokers died from exposure to secondhand smoke globally. Nonsmokers are exposed to the similar health risks as smokers including chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, lung cancer, asthma, cardiovascular disease, stroke and many other.

The objective of PENBAR is to protect the people from chronic dangers of secondhand smoke due to involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke.