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[UK] Even one cigarette a day greatly raises cardiovascular risk, experts warn

Cutting out cigarettes – not just cutting down – is necessary to dramatically reduce the chance of cardiovascular problems say the study’s authors. Smoking just one cigarette a day is more dangerous than commonly thought, say researchers who have found
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 25, 2018 21:26

[UK] Young people who experience racism more likely to take up smoking, study suggests

'Racism affects both physical and mental health outcomes, addressing racism is an important public health priority for young people'
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 25, 2018 21:24

[Asia, India] Notice To Karan Johar's TV Show For "Promoting" Tobacco

"We have come to know that a huge and strategic display/promotion of Tobacco/ Pan Masala Brand 'Kamla Pasand' is being carried out at Star Plus Television Channel in the Reality show 'India's Next Superstars' being telecast through out India. "This Pro
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Jan 25, 2018 21:13

[Asia, India] Sale of tobacco in shops selling FMCG items banned in Maharashtra

government announced a ban on sale of tobacco at shops that sell chocolates, chips and other edible items, a top FDA official said. .. "Children tend to get influenced a lot by the presence of tobacco and other items while they are out shopping for food i / Television Eighteen (in)
added Jan 25, 2018 21:13

[Africa, South Africa] Government to ban ‘unhealthy’ tobacco advertising

The government has started the process to ban “bad cigarette advertising”, the health department said...bad advertising displays tobacco products at till points to lure people to smoke.
The Citizen (za)
added Jan 25, 2018 21:13
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[Canada] Secondary-smoke in apartments, condos a health risk: coalition

Clean Air Coalition wants building smoking risks disclosed with housing to would-be inhabitants, more smoke-free suites for National Non-Smoking Week
Metro (ca)
added Jan 25, 2018 20:42
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Russians Fume After Video Of Smoking Toddler Goes Viral

After police in the North Ossetian capital of Vladikavkaz received numerous complaints from fuming residents who had seen the video online, they tracked the family down and fined the uncle, Aslan Dzavlayev. The video, which has been removed from the vid
Radio Free Europe
added Jan 25, 2018 19:36

[Canada, USA] 17 universities oppose anti-smoking group with tobacco ties

Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was created in September with nearly $1 billion from the
Medical Xpress (
added Jan 25, 2018 18:21
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[Ireland] Feel the Burns – An Irishman’s Diary about Scotland’s national poet

farmers I grew up around had a bad habit of smoking Sweet Afton cigarettes, an unfiltered brand made by Carroll’s of Dundalk, and named indirectly for the poet...they used to put poetry on cigarette packets....But only in small, safe amounts, of course, b
Irish Times (ie)
added Jan 25, 2018 17:35

[UK] Even one cigarette a day is harmful to your heart

Smoking only one cigarette a day raises the risk of developing heart disease by half, according to a large review of research. Researchers said that the effects they found were much higher than expected and meant that smokers should aim to quit entirely
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 25, 2018 02:12
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