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[Asia, India] SCHLUGER: Fit & Proper: Tackle tobacco to meet TB target

To make the goal achievable, India must look beyond improving diagnosis and treatment and attack the many factors that are driving tuberculosis. A win-win strategy for the government will be taking strong action to reduce tobacco use. The first World He
Business Standard (in)
added May 19, 2018 19:00
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[UK] Effort to cut number of smokers across North East by half are praised by health chiefs

Work across the North East to almost half the number of smokers have been recognised in Parliament. Public Health Minister Steve Brine and Shadow Public Health Minister Sharon Hodgson discussed the work of Fresh during a debate to consider 70 years of t
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added May 18, 2018 15:21
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[UK] MAJORITY OF WOMEN FIND SMOKERS UNATTRACTIVE, SURVEY CLAIMS

Out of those surveyed, 57 per cent were nonsmokers, 24.3 per cent smoked and 18.7 per cent were vape-users. When asked to explain why participants wouldn’t date a smoker, ninety-one per cent of people blamed the smell of cigarette smoke while 75 per cent
The Independent (uk)
added May 18, 2018 14:12
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[UK] MOST women find smokers unattractive - and would rather likely to date an e-cigarette user (but men don't care either way), survey finds

A survey found that 56 percent of women would not date someone who smokes However, this number decreased to 46 percent who said they would not date someone who vapes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 18, 2018 05:08
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Strong government commitment helps achieving a significant decline in tobacco smoking in Uruguay

A study conducted in Uruguay by the Ministry of Health and the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) reveals that Uruguay has significantly reduced smoking over the past nine years, viz. smoking rates have dropped by more than 13 percent among adults - from
Asian Tribune
added May 18, 2018 05:08
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[UK] £2.4m of illicit cigarettes and tobacco seized in county in one year

More than 124,000 illicit cigarettes and 6,000kg of tobacco were seized in Nottinghamshire last year, with 44 arrests made. During 2017/18, officers from Nottinghamshire County Council’s trading standards team conducted a total of 124 inspections at pre
Nottingham Post (uk)
added May 19, 2018 19:51
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[UK] Figures coming down as midwife targets pregnant smokers in Telford

Around one in six mothers-to-be are still smoking in Telford & Wrekin – but numbers have reduced over the past year after a new role was created to tackle the problem head-on.
Shropshire Star (uk)
added May 19, 2018 19:50
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[Netherlands] Dutch insurer NN Group to quit tobacco holdings

Dutch insurer NN Group will no longer invest in the tobacco industry and said on Thursday it aims to divest all tobacco-related holdings on its own accounts and in the funds of its asset manager within a year.
Reuters
added May 18, 2018 15:42
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[Mexico] European Commission prioritises tobacco, sacrifices global health in unhealthy trade negotiations with Latin America

The European Public Health Alliance, along with Latin American and global partners, has written today to the EU Trade Commissioner...we call on the EU to publicly change its stance, drop tobacco as an EU “Offensive Interest” in its negotiations with Merc
European Public Health Alliance (be)
added May 18, 2018 15:26
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[UK] Smoking puts 10 Hull people in hospital every day

in the year 2016 to 2017, there were 3,731 occasions in Hull where people were admitted to hospital for smoking-related diseases...up from 3,650 similar cases seen in the year before, which was the highest number on record. In total, these cost the NHS n
Hull Daily Mail / This is Hull and East Riding (uk)
added May 18, 2018 15:23
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