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[Africa, South Africa] SA must stop youth smoking - minister

Africa has been identified as a growth market for tobacco companies as anti-tobacco measures in wealthier countries are resulting in declining cigarette sales, according to World Health Organisation director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Tedros
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:14
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[Africa, South Africa] NGO: Govt blowing smoke with new tobacco laws

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s promise of much stricter legislation on tobacco will degrade tobacco consumers to third-class citizens in public places, according to the Free Market Foundation (FMF).
The Citizen (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:13
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Vietnam wins int’l award on tobacco control

The Health Ministry of Vietnam has won an award of the Bloomberg Philanthropies for its efforts in monitoring tobacco use and prevention policies. The ministry is among six winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control, which w
Vietnam News Agency (VNA)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:10
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[Asia-pacific] US charity hails Vietnam for trying to stub out tobacco use

Vietnam’s health ministry received global recognition on Wednesday for its efforts to end the use of tobacco, which is killing millions of people worldwide every year. The ministry was among six winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global
VnExpress.net
added Mar 8, 2018 15:08
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[South Africa] Africa new frontline in anti-tobacco fight: activists

Africa and other developing regions are becoming increasingly significant battlegrounds in the effort to combat the spread of smoking, an anti-smoking campaign group warned on Thursday. But most countries in sub-Saharan Africa have inadequate monitoring
The Citizen (za)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:07
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[Asia, Mid-east] Almost 3,000 smoking-related deaths a year in UAE, report shows

cost the country $569 million in lost productivity and health care costs, according to the latest report on global smoking. The vast majority of the victims – 2,718 – were men, but 265 women also died as a result of smoking. The stark statistics have be
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:06
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[Africa, Asia, Mid-east, South Africa] Report: Big tobacco is targeting the world's most vulnerable to increase profits

The sixth edition of The Tobacco Atlas and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org* finds the tobacco industry is increasingly targeting vulnerable populations in emerging markets, such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, where people are not prot
EurekAlert
added Mar 8, 2018 14:58
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[South Africa] Africa new frontline in anti-tobacco fight: Activists

Africa and other developing regions are becoming increasingly significant battlegrounds in the effort to combat the spread of smoking, an anti-smoking campaign group warned on Thursday (Mar 8). But most countries in sub-Saharan Africa have inadequate mon
Channel NewsAsia (sg)
added Mar 8, 2018 14:56
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[Australia, New Zealand, UK] Report finds there is no harm in passive vaping

Dr Mendehlson says that while there is still research needed to investigate the harm done by vaping, there "is enough scientific evidence available now to make rational decisions". "People have strong perfumes, they fart in public, they have body odour,
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Mar 8, 2018 01:26
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[South Africa] Winners Announced for 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards for Global Tobacco Control

The winners were: Monitoring tobacco use and implementation of prevention policies Vietnam; Ministry of Health... Protecting the public from the dangers of tobacco through smoke-free laws El Salvador; Fondo Solidario para la Salud (FOSALUD) de El Salv
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:12
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