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[Asia] India sees drop in cancer cases caused by tobacco

India witnessed a considerable decline in tobacco-related cancers between 1990 and 2004, according to the latest report by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The premier research body has also claimed that tobacco habits in females in India
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 10:58

[UK] One MILLION illicit cigarettes seized in Birmingham raids

The visits led to the seizure of 632,000 cigarettes from a self-storage unit in Birmingham and 297,000 cigarettes from a storage facility in Wednesbury. There was also seizures of illicit cigarettes from 11 of the shops and the recovery of cash totallin
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 10:57

[UK-Scotland] Campaign to cut smoking in Glasgow

The city council and health chiefs have joined forces in a two year programme which will focus on some of the most vulnerable people in the city. They will include young people in care, the prison population and people living in deprived communities.
Evening Times (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 10:56

[Laos, UK] Anti smoking protest outside Imperial Tobacco meeting in Bristol

A group of about 25 young people staged a loud, if otherwise peaceful, protest against the firm’s trade in general and a deal they claim it has struck with the government in Laos, South East Asia, to lower tax on tobacco in particular. Something the firm
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 10:53
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Myocardial infarction among Danish HIV-infected individuals: Population attributable fractions associated with smoking

Smoking is associated with a higher risk of MI in the HIV-infected population than in the background population. Almost 3 of 4 MIs among HIV-infected individuals are associated with ever smoking compared to only 1 of 4 MIs among population controls. Smoki
Clinical Infectious Diseases
added Jan 29, 2015 10:52

[Denmark] Smoking is the main cause of increased risk of heart attack in people with HIV

People living with HIV who smoke have an almost three-fold greater risk of heart attack than HIV-negative smokers, according to Danish data published online ahead of print in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The study suggests that smoking drives the larger
aidsmap (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 10:50

Shareholders approve Reynolds' acquisition of Lorillard

The combined company would control about 40 percent of the U.S. cigarettes market. Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc (MO.N) leads the market with a 49 percent share. Lorillard's shareholders also approved the deal, with about 80 percent of outstanding sha
added Jan 29, 2015 10:33

[Louisiana] James Gill: A smoking ban’s haze of amendments

the prohibitionist tide has grown irresistible. Now that the council has decided it knows what’s best for everybody, we must wait to be told exactly how this ordinance will achieve it. Its main provisions are clear enough, however, and the gambling indus
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Jan 29, 2015 10:29

[California] San Diego gets a ‘D’ for tobacco use

San Diego State has recently partnered with Elite security to better enforce the smoking ban on campus. In cases of noncompliance with the smoke-free policy, guards will contact smokers on campus and provide information on the policy and resources liste
Daily Aztec (San Diego State U.)
added Jan 29, 2015 10:24

[Asia] Macau Proposes Full Smoking Ban; Galaxy, Wynn Macau Most Affected

The Macau government will submit a bill to the legislature, proposing a full smoking ban in casinos, including VIP rooms. The bill may also ban the airport-style smoking pods on mass gaming floors.
Barron's Blogs
added Jan 29, 2015 10:13
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