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UK TO FALL SHORT OF UN TARGET FOR REDUCING PREMATURE DEATHS FROM CHRONIC DISEASE

Professor Majid Ezzati, from Imperial's School of Public Health, who led the study, said: "Non-communicable diseases are the main cause of premature death for most countries. "Poverty, uncontrolled marketing of alcohol and tobacco by multinational indus
CARE APPOINTMENTS (uk)
added Sep 21, 2018 18:30
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[UK] NCD Countdown 2030: worldwide trends in non-communicable disease mortality and progress towards Sustainable Development Goal target [FREE FULL TEXT]

Substantial reduction of NCD mortality requires policies that considerably reduce tobacco and alcohol use and blood pressure, and equitable access to efficacious and high-quality preventive and curative care for acute and chronic NCDs.
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:54
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[UK] Tobacco display ban linked to fewer children buying cigarettes

Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17%, according to new research. Imperial College London, which carried out the study, said the findings suggest tobacco display bans may hav
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:50
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[UK] Public health schemes fall victim to spending cuts, figures show

Efforts to tackle obesity, reduce smoking and improve children’s health have been cut back since ministers slashed public health budgets, government figures show.
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:50
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[New Zealand] Auckland retailers would support government ban of tobacco sales, research shows

Dairy owners would support the move to stop selling cigarettes if it was legislated by the government, new research shows. As threats of attack loom and tobacco tax prices soar, Auckland dairy owners may be on board with ceasing cigarette sales, new res
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added Sep 20, 2018 17:08
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[Australia, Canada, New Zealand] Commercial tobacco and indigenous peoples: a stock take on Framework Convention on Tobacco Control progress [FREE FULL TEXT]

There is some evidence that progress is being made towards reducing indigenous commercial tobacco use, including the implementation of indigenous-focused initiatives. However, there are significant gaps and inconsistencies in reporting. Strengthening FCTC
Tobacco Control
added Sep 23, 2018 15:13
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[Hong Kong] Poll: The people want timely tobacco alternatives

Hong Kong-based consumer advocate factasia.org is urging the government to regulate and allow the sale of alternative tobacco products, claiming consumers have the right to choose what they buy and use. The group justifies this appeal on Tuesday based o
Harbour Times (hk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:54
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[UK] Tobacco display ban linked to fewer children buying cigarettes

tobacco display bans may have an important role in reducing the number of child smokers. But it also revealed more worrying findings, suggesting that more than two in three child smokers had not been refused cigarettes when they last attempted to buy the
Press Association (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:03
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[UK] Thousands of British women are dying too young because they 'try to drink, eat and smoke like men', with many developing diabetes, heart disease and cancer

Cancer Research UK said lung cancer rates are still peaking among women, years after they fell for men. This is because many women in the UK took up smoking in the 1960s and 1970s – but were slower to give up when men started kicking the habit a few dec
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 22, 2018 15:00
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[UK] 'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go "cold turkey". Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-ci
BBC Online
added Sep 21, 2018 21:56
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