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[New Zealand] Smoking among Maori girls stubbornly high

A new survey by Action on Smoking and Health shows smoking among 14 and 15 year olds is at its lowest level in 15 years. Just three percent are still smoking. But ASH director Stephanie Erick said Maori girls at that age are 4 times more likely to smok
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Mar 28, 2015 12:33
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[Spain] Smoking Increases The Risk Of Prostate Cancer

A new study found that current smokers and those who quit smoking are twice at risk of developing prostate cancer after surgery. The study presented at the European Association of Urology at Madrid remarked that this analysis holds true for those who qui
International Business Times (au)
added Mar 28, 2015 11:42
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[USA] Smokers in the US may have declined but the dangers to smoking stay lethal

Growing concern: Tobacco products still pose significant risks to health, and while the number of smokers in the United States has significantly declined, for every American smoker who has quit, the global rate of smoking has increased.
The Star (my)
added Mar 28, 2015 07:52

[Indonesia] Minister in hot water for encouraging smoking

Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa has drawn criticism for her decision to hand out cigarettes to leaders of the Orang Rimba, an indigenous community located in the Bukit Duabelas National Park (TNBD) in Jambi.
Jakarta Post (id)
added Mar 28, 2015 07:49

[Asia, India] Blow to anti-tobacco campaign

In a major blow to the tobacco control campaign, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has decided to put on hold its earlier decision to increase pictorial warnings on tobacco products from the current 40 per cent to 85 per cent.
The Hindu Online (in)
added Mar 28, 2015 07:21
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[Asia, India] Business of Cinema Bollywood Actresses Who Smoke In Real Life (in)
added Mar 28, 2015 07:20

[New Zealand] E-cigarettes: Are you getting what you pay for?

Researchers have found some e-cigarette users, or 'vapers', are getting up two-and-a-half times as much of the addictive drug from each dose then what the manufacturers claim; but others are getting ripped off ...only had a fraction of the other harmful
TV3 (nz)
added Mar 28, 2015 07:10
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[Canada] 25% of High School Seniors Now Try Smoking Hookah

Researchers at the University of Waterloo found that almost one in four high school seniors try smoking hookah. Their study estimates that more than 78,200 youth are current water pipe users. "While we can celebrate a continued slow decline in cigarette
University Herald
added Mar 28, 2015 07:08

[Asia, Pakistan] 'Govt facing national, international pressures over anti-tobacco laws'

The minister said it was deplorable that these diplomats have strict laws against tobacco use in their own countries but here in Pakistan they have adopted different point of view over anti-tobacco laws. Several diplomats have sent letter to the Governme
Daily Times (pk)
added Mar 28, 2015 07:07

[Cuba] Scientific Meeting on the Risk of Smoking to Be Held in Camag├╝ey

Causes and consequences of tobacco addiction will be among the highlighted topics that health-care providers and medical students in Camaguey province will discuss at the 13th Fight against Smoking Scientific Meeting. In the symposium which is slated to
Radio Cadena Agramonte Digital (cu)
added Mar 28, 2015 07:06
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