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Smoking cost Canada more than $16B in 2012

estimated $16.2 billion in direct and indirect expenses in 2012, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. Those expenses included the direct cost of providing health care for the illnesses caused by smoking, as well as the indirect c
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:06
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[UK-Scotland] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban in people's private homes is a step too far – but we must educate on dangers to kids' health

For the estimated one in five adults left in Scotland who does smoke, where else can they light up but in their own homes? A public health campaign on why it is wrong to expose children to second-hand smoke would be far more effective than Big Brother l
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:05
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[UK] MILLETT: E-cigarettes are 'phenomenal' tool for GPs to help smokers quit

All evidence points to e-cigarettes being an effective tool in helping smokers to quit, experts told the RCGP annual conference in Liverpool – but only if they are coupled with specialist support and complete cessation of tobacco use.
GP Magazine (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:17
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[UK] British e-cigarette advocate urges Australian government to lift ban and save lives

Clive Bates, a former director of Action on Smoking and Health in the UK who claims to have no financial links with the tobacco industry, believes vaping products could lead to "one of the greatest public health wins of all time". In the UK, where e-cig
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:14
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[Asia, India] Campaign to make city ‘smoke-free’

A campaign which, among other things, aims to bring down the exposure of people to second-hand smoke was launched on Monday. The initiative will be part of the city’s involvement in the ‘Partnership for Healthy Cities’, a global network of cities committ
The Hindu Online (in)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:39
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[UK-Scotland] Should smoking be banned in the home?

ASH Scotland wants to hold talks with social housing providers to explore ways of introducing no smoking rules for some tenants. It also wants to look at how legislation surrounding smoking in residential care homes could be tightened up to protect staf
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:37
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[UK-Scotland] Calls to stub out cigarettes at home over fears for kids exposed to passive smoking

Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 00:34
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[UK] "I knew I needed to quit when I realised I was spending the equivalent of a mortgage on cigarettes" says ex-smoker Zemone

Thankfully, if you are eager to get back on track, new data published by the University College of London shows quitting success rates are at their highest for at least a decade. The latest figures say that the quitting rate is now nearly 20 per cent,
Bristol Evening Post (uk)
added Oct 16, 2017 15:36
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[Northern Marianas Islands] Smoking now prohibited in poker arcades

The Racial Ethnic Approach to Community Health, which is campaigning against tobacco smoke by making people aware of the dangers of secondhand smoke, was able to push for the enforcement of the Smoke-Free Air Act in poker arcades on Saipan last month.
Saipan Tribune (mp)
added Oct 16, 2017 05:57
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[Australia] BARNSLEY/WALTERS: Filters: a cigarette engineering hoax that harms both smokers and the environment

We must not mislead Australians about a “safer” cigarette. There isn’t one. But without filters, the number of lethal lung cancers may be reduced, more smokers would quit because of the harsh taste, and fewer young people would start smoking.
The Conversation (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 01:13
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