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Death rate of under fives in UK is among the worst in Europe with British youngsters twice as likely to die as those living in Sweden

British mums-to-be are also more likely to be overweight or smoke during pregnancy.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 4, 2018 21:27
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[UK] Are YOU at risk of lung cancer? This online calculator reveals how likely you are to get the killer disease in the next 6 or 16 years

scientists have now developed a new online tool that can calculate your risk of developing lung cancer. The handy calculator, which tests have shown is nearly 90 per cent accurate, has been branded a 'great idea' by charities. It has been hailed as th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 4, 2018 21:23
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[New Zealand] Cigarette butt bylaw scrapped by Wellington City Council

A pointless bylaw targeting people who drop cigarette butts was not all for nothing, councillors say. The Wellington City Council voted last year for a bylaw making it an offence to throw away cigarette butts instead of properly disposing of them, despi
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added May 3, 2018 20:15
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[Asia] Vietnam to auction smuggled cigarettes for export

Under the decision, exporting the auctioned cigarettes via land border gates or to Vietnam's neighboring countries is prohibited, and revenues from the auctions will be used for anti-cigarette smuggling. Nearly 1 billion smuggled cigarette packets are c
Xinhua Newswire
added May 3, 2018 20:14
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[Europe] Andriukaitis: E-cigarettes under thorough scrutiny, and not the way to stop smoking

Electronic cigarettes are currently known for being “less damaging” than traditional smoking but they still cause harm and people should not use them to cut smoking, EU health chief told EURACTIV.com. “E-cigarettes are under thorough scientific scrutiny
EurActiv
added May 3, 2018 20:06
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Dramatic drop in smoking among teenagers in Ireland

The research used data from two surveys, conducted in 1995 and 2005, to track smoking habits. In 1995 the number of young people who smoked was 41 per cent but this figure dropped to 13 per cent by 2015, according to the report published in the BMJ Open
Times Of London (uk)
added May 3, 2018 19:49
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[UK] Council accused of hypocrisy over tobacco investments while promoting 'smoke free' town

A council which banned the sale of smoking related goods from market stalls in a prestigious new shopping complex on public health grounds has money tied up in tobacco companies through its pension funds, it has emerged. Market trader Kieron Knight, who
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added May 3, 2018 19:48
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[Ireland] Number of Irish teenagers smoking has dropped dramatically since 1995 - study finds

The number of teenagers aged between 15 and 16 years old has dramatically dropped since 1995, a new study revealed on Wednesday. It said 41% of teens in that age bracket would fond of a fag over 20 years ago, compared to just 13% in 2015. Nine out of 2
Irish Daily Mirror (ie)
added May 3, 2018 19:33
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[Asia] India to ratify WHO protocol against illegal trade of tobacco

The Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the decks for ratification of WHO Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products by India. The protocol applies to prevention of illegal trade of both smoking and smokeless (chewing) forms of tobacco. The move co
Chandigarh Tribune (in)
added May 3, 2018 19:28
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[UK] Half of smokers buy fake cigarettes - which could contain 'mould and rat droppings'

According to a survey of 450 smokers across the county, 55 per cent said they had bought fake cigarettes. It found that almost 60 per cent of smokers in Staffordshire had been offered illegal tobacco in the last 12 months and that most had not, or would
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added May 3, 2018 19:27
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