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[UK] Lung cancer risk ‘drops dramatically within five years of quitting smoking’

However, even 25 years after quitting, their lung cancer risk remained over threefold higher compared to people who had never smoked. Author Hilary Tindle, professor of medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, said: “The fact that lung
Health Insurance Daily (uk)
added Jun 5, 2018 16:11
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[UK] Suffolk County Council invests in another tobacco firm despite promoting stop smoking messages

A Suffolk council which came under fire after investing millions from the pension fund in tobacco firms despite promoting stop smoking messages has bought stocks in another cigarette company, it has emerged.
Coastal Scene (uk)
added Jun 5, 2018 16:10
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Canada's Tobacco Strategy

This new strategy notes that tobacco use is not equally spread across the population. It is often linked to other health and social inequities. Along with our partners we will reach out to groups of Canadians with higher rates of tobacco use. These incl
Canada.ca (ca)
added Jun 5, 2018 16:06
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[Asia] China tobacco regulator argues for indoor space for smokers

The regulator of China’s tobacco industry, which oversees state monopoly China National Tobacco Corp, said on Monday that designated indoor smoking areas should be introduced to deter smokers as enforcing bans in all public spaces was too difficult.
Reuters
added Jun 4, 2018 21:53
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Lung cancer incidence rate suggests more women smoking than official count

On the assumption that there are no genetic conditions at play in the occurrence of lung cancer, given the incidence rate, the smoking rate for women is probably more like 17.3 percent, the report said. The official smoking rate for women rose from 5.3
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jun 4, 2018 21:49
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[Canada] New tobacco strategy will need more funding to reach five per cent target, say observers

Despite serious funding cuts, Ottawa's tobacco control strategy was successful in cutting the number of Canadians who smoke from 25 per cent in 2001 to 15 per cent today. Now, the goal is slashing another 10 per cent by 2035, which experts say will requi
Hill Times (ca)
added Jun 4, 2018 15:48
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[New York] Cigarette prices increase in America but Australia still has the MOST expensive smokes in the world - but no one is giving up yet

The price of cigarettes has gone up in the US, but Australia is still the most expensive place to buy smokes in the world. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio raised the cost of a pack of cigarettes from $10.50 to $13, the equivalent of $17 Australian do
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 4, 2018 15:35
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[Asia-pacific] Indonesia's lax smoking laws are helping next generation to get hooked

With more than 260 million people, Indonesia is the biggest economy in Southeast Asia. The country’s young population – 37 percent are under the age of 20 – is one of its greatest strengths. But Indonesia’s potential and productivity are being threatened
Jakarta Post (id)
added Jun 4, 2018 15:28
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[UK] WATCH: How much smoking is really costing Cornwall

smoking is costing Cornwall more than £120m every year. According to research from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), that is across things like healthcare, business and buying tobacco. The Duchy is also seeing almost 5,500 hospital admissions during t
Pirate FM (uk)
added Jun 4, 2018 15:19
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[UK] 'Lazarus' drug pulling men with lethal prostate cancer back from the brink through pioneering immunotherapy treatment

a simple blood test carried out in the GP’s surgery could detect up to half of deadly lung cancers in the earliest stages. Experts say the findings should pave the way for routine screening for heavy smokers and others at high risk of lung cancer. Despi
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 4, 2018 15:15
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