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[UK] YACH: Foundation for a smoke-free world

What drives me to action and to accept this challenge is the massive, unprecedented potential to join a global effort to accelerate the decline in tobacco deaths and to prove wrong those who still project a billion smoking-related deaths this century. Th
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:38
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[UK] DAUBE/MOODIE/McKEE: Towards a smoke-free world? Philip Morris International's new Foundation is not credible [Free Full Text]

This latest initiative changes nothing. Tobacco companies will continue to lie and deceive. They will continue to seek and find researchers and others—“lobbyists, door-openers, strategists, spin doctors”25—who are willing to accept money and work with an
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:36
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[UK] E-cigarettes are being adapted to smoke heroin, crack cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis which could lead to more overdoses, warn experts

A study by public health experts has revealed alarming numbers of e-cigarette users are modifying their vaping devices so they can inhale vapour from banned drugs. The research found 39 per cent of people with electronic vaping devices admit to using th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:13
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[UK] Teenagers are causing an NHS 'ticking time bomb': Poor diets, smoking, sexually transmitted diseases and lack of exercise are all to blame, warns report

Smoking has the greatest impact on shortening people's lives, with a packet of cigarettes a day knocking off seven years, the research adds. The study also revealed every additional year an individual spends in further education extends their lifespan b
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:12
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[UK] Cash-strapped NHS chiefs AXE routine surgery for obese people and smokers in controversial move to save local health officials £68million

Hertfordshire residents who smoke or are obese face indefinite waits as local health officials desperately seek to make £68million in savings this year...Smokers will not be referred for non-urgent procedures, including hip and knee replacement, 'unless t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:02
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[UK] Cash-strapped NHS chiefs AXE routine surgery for obese people and smokers in controversial move to save local health officials £68million

Hertfordshire residents who smoke or are obese face indefinite waits as local health officials desperately seek to make £68million in savings this year...Smokers will not be referred for non-urgent procedures, including hip and knee replacement, 'unless t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:02
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[USA] CHAPMAN: Fake news: is smoking really increasing in Australia?

The impact of policies such as tobacco tax, plain packs and graphic health warnings is not just judged on smoker numbers, but on quitters and most importantly, in terms of prevention; the proportion of the population who have never smoked. The Australian
doctorportal (Medical Journal of Australia) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:55
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[Australia] 'Not on my watch': Health Minister rules out legalising e-cigarettes

Health Minister Greg Hunt says he will never lift the ban on e-cigarettes despite an ongoing Senate inquiry into their use. Minister Hunt told Hack: "It's not going to be happening on my watch as far as I'm concerned."...he met with the head of the TGA
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:46
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[Australia] Is Philip Morris' plan for a smoke-free future just a smoke screen?

In new ABC podcast How Do You Sleep At Night?, the head of corporate affairs for Philip Morris in Australia and New Zealand, Patrick Muttart, says he welcomes the scepticism this claim brings. "I welcome the questioning because it gives us an opportunit
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:41
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[Asia, Mid-east] Does doubling of UAE cigarette prices only hit low-income smokers?

“It’s too early to measure impact because a lot of people have been hoarding cigarettes in the last few months knowing that the prices will go up," commented the doctor who has served as the president of the Emirates Cardiac Society in the past. “Many
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Oct 17, 2017 17:59
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