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[Africa, South Africa] #WorldNoTobaccoDay: Why its time for Malawi to quit growing tobacco

Imagine this: You are a farmer in one of the poorest countries of the world. Each year, the price of your harvest falls, but you keep growing the same crop because it is what your mother and, before her, your grandmother farmed. Due to low prices at the
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jun 1, 2018 23:59
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[Africa, South Africa] #WorldNoTobaccoDay: Black market cigarettes make it harder to quit smoking

A University of Cape Town study has found that there was a decline in excise tax revenue from tobacco products. This, the study found, indicated a large increase in the illicit cigarette market. Cigarettes acquired via the illegal market are cheaper, ma
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jun 1, 2018 23:58
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[Canada] Imperial Tobacco gets into vaping business, but still leading cigarette seller

Using World No Tobacco Day as a backdrop, Imperial Tobacco officially unveiled a vaping product to the Canadian market Thursday, saying the company is moving to help transition smokers away from combustible cigarettes to potentially less harmful products.
Brandon (Man) Sun (ca)
added Jun 1, 2018 23:57
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[Africa, Uganda] Can tobacco growing pave way for livelihood crops?

WHO Report on status of tobacco production and trade in Africa indicates that crop diversification in the world's top tobacco producers can lower smoking rates in low-income countries, with about ninety percent of tobacco grown within low and middle incom
The New Vision (ug)
added Jun 1, 2018 23:57
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Government of Canada marks World No Tobacco Day with launch of Canada's Tobacco Strategy

Canada's Tobacco Strategy will take focused action to help Canadians quit smoking, including groups of Canadians with the highest rates of tobacco use. It will also take a pragmatic and compassionate approach to supporting Canadians who already use tobac
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:25
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[Asia, India] Myths about tobacco consumption busted by pulmonologist!

With the arrival of World No Tobacco Day, one question that looms large is has smoking actually reduced. Several experts are of different opinions, activists driving mammoth anti-smoking campaigns are really optimistic, however, the reality is far from p
The Health Site (in)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:23
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Australia] RIMMER: STOMP OUT SMOKING WITH GLOBAL PLAIN PACKAGING

“There is a need to encourage further nations to follow suit – particularly in South East Asia, where the tobacco industry has been targeting its marketing resources. Our close neighbour Indonesia has one of world’s highest smoking rates, with two-third
infojustice.org (Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - American University Washington College of Law)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:23
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[Asia, India] 53% people fail to quit smoking despite knowing ill effects, finds study

“The data show what we have anecdotally known for decades-- that many smokers have the desire to quit, but not the means to match it,” Derek Yach, president of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, said. It is clear that smokers are sacrificing their ph
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jun 1, 2018 14:32
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[UK] Shock report finds smoking costs

Smoking is costing Sunderland more than £70million a year, new figures estimate today. Data published in time for World No Tobacco Day by Action on Smoking Health calculates that smoking costs the North East a massive £613.8million a year, with our city l
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:10
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[Latin America] New report shows tobacco use is falling, but more needed to protect people from heart diseases and other noncommunicable diseases

Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, both globally and in the Region of the Americas, but the reduction is insufficient to meet global targets aimed at protecting people from death and suffering from cardiovascular and other non-communicable dis
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added May 31, 2018 21:34
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