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[UK] A systematic review of grandparents’ influence on grandchildren’s cancer risk factors [FREE FULL TEXT]

Many lifestyle patterns are established when children are young. ...For a practice such as smoking, it is during the teenage years that this habit is generally established. Smoking, diet and physical activity, along with excess weight, have been identifie
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Nov 15, 2017 15:22
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[UK] Indulgent grandparents 'bad for children's health'

smoking around the children, even when they had been asked not to, became an area of conflict between grandparents and parents. Conversely, in certain cases, the birth of a grandchild became a catalyst to a grandparent giving up smoking - or changing thei
BBC Online
added Nov 15, 2017 15:19
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Australian workers who smoke hit national pocketbook

Smoking among the working population is predicted to cost Australia an estimated $340 billion in lost productivity, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the
EurekAlert
added Nov 15, 2017 03:23
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[Canada] Illegal tobacco use on the rise, convenience stores say

Nearly four in every 10 cigarettes smoked in the province are likely contraband despite a government commitment to crack down on illegal tobacco, the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) says.... The OCSA released its tenth annual contraband tob
Ottawa (Ont) Citizen (ca)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:59
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[Canada] Shoppers Drug Mart founder Murray Koffler was a business visionary who leaves a philanthropic legacy

That kind of decisive action to improve society – based on a personal experience – was a hallmark of Mr. Koffler, who died on Sunday at his home in Toronto. Mr. Koffler created what is now Canada's largest drugstore business, but his legacy extends to a
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:24
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[Canada] LETTER: MAHOOD: A different view

Your obituary of Murray Koffler, the pharmacist founder of Shoppers Drug Mart...While he served as chair of Shoppers from 1971 to 1986, pharmacies were major tobacco retailers. Shoppers resisted the health community's efforts to persuade pharmacists that
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:23
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[Australia, Hong Kong] The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back: experts respond

Philip Morris ... to claim billions in compensation for Australia’s plain packaging law. It took more than four years and reportedly cost A$50 million in legal fees for the tribunal to decide that Philip Morris was not a Hong Kong company.
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:18
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[Australia] Call for three new smoke-free zones in Queensland: markets, universities, squares

THREE health charities are calling for Queensland’s already-tough smoking laws to be beefed up, as a new survey reveals widespread public support for bans at universities, markets and town squares. The survey of 2600 Queensland adults, released today, w
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:06
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[Philippines] City launches ‘Smoke-Free Baguio’ campaign

City officials led by Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Monday led the launching of “Smoke-Free Baguio” — a massive campaign encouraging residents to shy away from cigarette smoking. Domogan said the city government is serious in its campaign against smoking an
Philippine Canadian Inquirer (ca)
added Nov 15, 2017 02:05
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Mother believes her baby’s serious lung infection came from secondhand smoke at restaurant

Word. Is it time yet for Kuala Lumpur to join the ranks of London, New York, Paris and uh… Singapore and take our smoking away from poor little baby lungs?
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Nov 15, 2017 01:59
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