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[UK] One Million Brits Blighted By Avoidable Sight Loss

Research published in the British Medical Journal reveals as many as one in five cases of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the UK’s leading cause of blindness, are caused by tobacco consumption. Making smoking directly responsible for around 120,0
The Voice (uk)
added Sep 19, 2017 14:13
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[UK-Wales] New Plan to Stub Out Smoking

A new plan to reduce the number of smokers in Wales to 16% by 2020 has been launched by the Welsh Government. Smoking contributes most to the current burden of disease in Wales, causing approximately 5,450 deaths each year and costing the NHS an estima
The Wave and Swansea Sound (uk)
added Sep 19, 2017 14:08
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] LETTER: Call center or smoke center?

In 2016, Alorica reportedly opened thousands of positions in its customer engagement centers in the Philippines... In Ilocos Norte, the Centennial Arena’s facade has practically become a “smoking center.”... If smoking and vaping are allowed in this area
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Sep 19, 2017 01:51
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[Asia, India] LMRC to frisk passengers for tobacco products from next week

With instances of people littering and spitting inside Metro stations showing no signs of abating, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has decided to frisk all passengers, both men and women, at the entry points of stations from next week to prevent the
Times of India
added Sep 18, 2017 23:57
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[Australia] 'Bring us your worst smokers' – helping diehard smokers quit

"If someone needs a cigarette within half an hour of waking up each morning, it's a sign they may have this enzyme," says Renee Bittoun, who established one of the world's first quit smoking clinics at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital almost 40 years ago.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Sep 27, 2017 07:32
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Association of Cigarette Price Differentials With Infant Mortality in 23 European Union Countries [FREE FULL TEXT]

Combined with other evidence, this research suggests that legislators should implement tobacco tax and price control measures that eliminate budget cigarettes.
JAMA Pediatrics (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
added Sep 19, 2017 14:12
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[Europe] Budget cigarettes linked to higher infant mortality rates in EU countries

A study of 23 EU countries found that larger price differences between high and low priced cigarettes are associated with higher infant mortality. Scientists already know that high cigarette prices reduce smoking rates, and that levels of smoking affect
Imperial College London (uk)
added Sep 19, 2017 14:10
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[UK] Residents evacuated after fire in Purley flat 'caused by disposed cigarette'

Twelve people had evacuated the semi-detached three floor building, which had been converted into small flats, before crews arrived after the fire alarm started going off, said watch manager Ian Day.
Croydon Advertiser (uk)
added Sep 19, 2017 13:57
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[Canada] McMaster University banning smoking on all campuses

the school said that the move will make the university Ontario's first "100% tobacco and smoke-free campus." The ban means the use of tobacco and "all oral smoking devices" are prohibited on the entire Hamilton campus, inside and on the grounds of the Ro
CBC News (ca)
added Sep 19, 2017 01:54
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[Europe] Budget cigarettes linked to higher infant mortality rates in EU countries

researchers from Imperial College London have found an association between infant mortality rates and the differences in costs between higher and lower priced cigarettes. The authors say that eliminating budget cigarettes from the market may help to reduc
EurekAlert
added Sep 19, 2017 01:53
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