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[UK] Health officials defend handing cancer data to tobacco-linked firm

Public Health England (PHE) said that it handed over the information after the statistical analysis firm William E Wecker submitted a data request under the Freedom of Information Act. The health body said that it was legally bound to comply. It added t
Press Association (uk)
added Jan 16, 2018 00:14
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[UK] Medical records of thousands of patients were handed to US firms connected to tobacco industry by British health officials, Telegraph probe reveals

The medical records of British cancer victims have been handed to a controversial American firm working for one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies, the Daily Telegraph can reveal. The data covering almost 180,000 patients - every case of lung canc
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 16, 2018 00:09
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[UK] Health bosses hand medical records of 180,000 British lung cancer patients to US firm working for one of world's biggest tobacco companies

Public Health England handed over anonymised NHS records covering every single lung tumour diagnosed between 2009 and 2013 - some 179,040 patients - to William E. Wecker Associates without the consent of patients or their families. The company have wor
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:51
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[UK] Help for smokers to quit is slashed: Health budget cuts mean only three in five local authorities offer support to quit the habit

Tobacco companies in the UK make a collective profit of about £1 billion a year One in 10 GPs do not provide access to varenicline which helps smokers quit In one in nine areas GPs don't prescribe nicotine replacement therapy
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:42
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[UK] Budget cuts `mean GPs in some areas cannot prescribe stop smoking medications´

Cuts to the public health budget mean smokers in many areas can no longer access stop smoking medications from their GP, health experts have warned. There is now at least one local authority in England where there is a zero budget for addressing smoking,
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:38
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[UK] "Heat-not-burn" tobacco products 'likely to pose less risk than cigarettes'

the products, which heat tobacco in a device to produce a vapour instead of burning it as in conventional cigarettes, still pose a risk to users, the independent Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) annou
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:11
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[Asia, China] Beijing has fewer smokers in 2017

The number of smokers in Beijing was 3.99 million in 2017, 1.1 percentage points lower than the figure before the city's smoking ban was enforced in June 2015, local authorities said Friday. It amounts to 200,000 less smokers in the city over the past tw
Xinhua Newswire
added Jan 16, 2018 00:28
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[Japan] VIDEO: Big tobacco looks east to sell a new kind of smoking

The Glo store doesn’t look like a tobacconist. ...more like an artisanal coffee bar. But it sells Glo-branded white paper sticks stuffed with tobacco that — gasp! — you can light up and smoke. “It’s a new way to enjoy tobacco,” says Eda, grinning betwee
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 14, 2018 21:34
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[Europe] STEVENS: On public health, why is the #EC silencing NGOs?

while the EU is restricting the availability of tobacco products and launching anti-smoking campaigns, it is also ... allowing cigarette makers to play a central role in the fight against tobacco smuggling.
EU Reporter
added Jan 14, 2018 21:07
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[Asia, India] Tobacco growers in Prakasam willing to quit cultivation

Vexed with severe drought conditions for the fourth consecutive year, a section of the Virginia tobacco growers in Prakasam district are keen on quitting cultivation in the traditional growing areas of Southern Black Soil(SBS) and Southern Light Soil (SL
The Hindu Online (in)
added Jan 14, 2018 21:06
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