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[UK] No Smoking Day: Is shisha a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes?

a huge proportion of those who smoke regularly think it’s a harm-free alternative to cigarettes. Well, that’s wrong. The effects of inhaling shisha smoke can be as damaging to our health as the average fag – if not more damaging. But for some reason, amo
Metro Café (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 19:58

[Japan] Smoking could make you DEAF: The habit increases the risk of hearing loss by 60%, study finds

The Japanese results have been derived from data of more than 50,000 people The evidence adds to the growing list of known dangers of smoking cigarettes Scientists found the risk of hearing loss declines when smokers give up the habit
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 19:28

Aboriginal Australians are more likely to die from cancer than the rest of the population - with lung and liver disease the main killers

'We continue to see Aboriginal Australians disproportionately affected by smoking-related cancers, so lung and head and neck cancer, ' Prof Aranda said. 'This contributes to the reason why more indigenous people die of cancer, because they are getting t
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Mar 14, 2018 17:34

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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