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Africa’s Deepening Battle with Big Tobacco

PMI is not the only company taking this approach, and many of the industry’s most nefarious tactics are aimed squarely at Africa. Facing dwindling fortunes in Europe and America due to strong regulations, the tobacco industry has made Africa the new fron
Fair Observer
added Mar 14, 2018 17:22

[UK] Lung cancer, premature babies – now smoking could also cause THIS

Smoking leads to a 20 to 60 per cent increased risk of hearing loss A study of more than 50,000 participants showed an increased risk of hearing loss among current smokers compared with people who had never smoked. Smoking led to an increased risk of he
Daily Express (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 16:52
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[UK] Posters going up at Northwick Park Hospital saying no smoking on grounds

Nigel Myhill, director of estates and facilities, said: “It might sound obvious, but we have a real problem convincing people that it is not appropriate to have a cigarette at the entrances to our hospitals.”
Kilburn Times (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 16:06

[Asia, China] Anti-smoking advocate seeks help

He has singled out a particular group that could help him in the anti-smoking campaign. "Government employees in China have higher rates of smoking than the national average," said Wang, a member of the CPPCC National Committee. "They serve as role mode (cn)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:58

Higher than Usual Lung Cancer Incidence in Taiwanese Non-smokers

NTUH oncologists were shocked at the results of the health exams. The doctors with lung carcinoma were all non-smokers and in good health. They had no symptoms of lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, chest pain, or difficulty breathing. None had a hi
Taiwan Business TOPICS (American Chamber of Commerce) (tw)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:34

[UK] National No Smoking Day: 9 people tell us how they finally quit the habit

places emphasis on doing it your way, whether that’s with the help of nicotine patches, chewing gum, e-cigarettes or willpower. In fact, we’re becoming a nation of quitters, with the North East leading the way. According to Fresh, the UK’s first regional
Metro Café (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:28

[UK] Smokeless cigarettes not as harmless as claimed, study says

found that users speed up their “puff rate” in order to inhale more nicotine because the heat stick lasts for just six minutes, after which the device shuts off and needs to be recharged. That means they may potentially breathe in large amounts of vapour.
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:25
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Smoking, Smoking Cessation, and the Risk of Hearing Loss: Japan Epidemiology Collaboration on Occupational Health Study

Our results indicate that smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss in a dose–response manner. Quitting smoking virtually eliminates the excess risk of hearing loss, even among quitters with short duration of cessation. These results sugge
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Mar 14, 2018 15:23

[UK] PET WARNING: The damage smoking can cause your cats and dogs REVEALED

SMOKERS are being warned not to light up around their pets in a new campaign launched today to stop animals being harmed by cigarette fumes. A leading veterinary charity says passive smoking is just as dangerous for cats and dogs as people, yet many pets
Daily Express (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 15:17

[UK] Tax treatment of heated tobacco products: response to the consultation (PDF)

3.2 The government has therefore decided to introduce a new category for heated tobacco products. This will maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of the duty regime and give certainty to manufacturers and consumers about the duty treatment of heated t
added Mar 14, 2018 15:15
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