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[Asia] India threatens Philip Morris with ‘punitive action’ over law violations

government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with “punitive action” over the tobacco giant’s alleged violation of the country’s anti-smoking laws...a foreign agency investigation last month that revealed how Philip Morris was deploying market
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:23
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[UK] Teenagers who vape are four times more likely to try smoking, finds controversial study

However, other experts say if ecigarettes were acting as a ‘gateway’ to tobacco for teenagers then smoking rates would be rising among that age group, but they are actually at an all-time low
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:02
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[Australia] Smoking facts: One-in-four Queensland tradies still have the habit

A new study by the Cancer Council Queensland has identified the smoking culture within the trade industry is putting workers at greatest risk of related illnesses and disease. The Council is calling for employers to fire up and tackle the problem of one
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Aug 18, 2017 17:58
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[Australia] Dodgy tobacco and shifty shisha dealers funnelling money to crime

SHISHA stores and tobacconists are selling illegal tobacco in paper bags to punters, with the cash helping fund terrorism and organised crime, authorities warn. This week, an Australian Border Force officer was one of eight arrested as part of an interna
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:26
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Global Adult Tobacco Survey Ukraine 2017 (PDF)

In 2017, 23.0% (8.2 million) of all adults in Ukraine reported current tobacco use (self-reported current use of tobacco products on a daily or less than daily basis) in any form (40.1% of males and 8.9% of females). Overall, 22.8% of adults currently sm
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 5, 2017 15:05
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[UK] Smokers quizzed over Albion's survival chances at the litter bin

A ‘ballot bin’ has been fixed to a post at the taxi rank in Chapel Road and invites smokers to vote on a simple question by putting their cigarette ends in one of two slots... “This is a fun way of getting across a serious point. “Cigarette ends are the
The Argus Brighton Hove and Sussex (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 20:37
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[UK] LGA responds to Stop Smoking statistics

“Since the advent of e-cigarettes, we have seen the number of users of smoking cessation services fall, while the population of smokers left is now more challenging to get to quit. “This means councils are re-evaluating what they do on tobacco control an
Local Government Association (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:19
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[UK] Does current smoking predict future frailty? The English longitudinal study of ageing [FREE FULL TEXT]

current smokers compared with non-smokers were significantly more likely to develop frailty over 4 years among community-dwelling older people. Given that smoking is a modifiable lifestyle factor, smoking cessation may potentially prevent or delay develo
Age and Ageing
added Aug 18, 2017 18:11
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[UK] Study: Smoking linked to frailty in older adults

Researchers have found an association between current smoking habits in older adults and an increased risk of developing frailty... The study, published today in Age & Aging, examined the association of smoking, which increases the risk of chronic obstruc
UPI
added Aug 18, 2017 18:06
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[UK] expert reaction to study of adolescents, e-cigarettes and smoking

“Many of the reasons why this study doesn’t demonstrate that e-cigarette use causes smoking are described by the authors themselves in this carefully written article. These include the facts that: many students who participated in the baseline survey co
Science Media Centre (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:03
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