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[Asia] Tobacco use kills over 0.16m in Pakistan each year: Tarar

In Pakistan, tobacco use is a cause of death of around 160,100 persons every year, Federal Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar said on Thursday. “Tobacco use is an important factor for the development of coronary heart disease, strok
Express Tribune (pk)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:24
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[Asia] Tobacco kills 100,000 every year in Pakistan

The global tobacco epidemic kills more than seven million people each year, of which close to 9,00,000 are non-smokers dying from breathing smoke, said Shifa International Hospital consultant cardiologist Dr Yusuf Hasan on Thursday, adding that around 80
Daily Times (pk)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:24
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[Asia, Pakistan] Quit smoking for your heart

Consultant cardiologist at Shifa International Hospital (SIH) Dr. Yusuf Hasan made these remarks at an awareness campaign organized in connection with World No Tobacco Day here on Thursday. The campaign was organized to highlight the links between the us
The News (pk)
added Jun 1, 2018 21:23
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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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[Georgia (Country)] Tbilisi Comes Up For Air

Smoking is culturally embedded in Georgia, so the city chokes under a haze of tobacco smoke. “Georgians have a very welcome attitude towards smoking,” said Beka Gabadadze, a social worker, who took part in a campaign pressuring the government to impose a
CityLab (The Atlantic)
added Jun 1, 2018 14:26
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World No Tobacco Day: Despite bans, smoking still a burden for Turkey

Turkey is among the leading countries in the world that have an effective ban on smoking, but health care expenditure for diseases linked to smoking still trouble the country For a country with an entrenched habit of smoking across all generations, Turke
Daily Sabah (tr)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:41
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[UK] E-cigarette timebomb: Vaping is highly addictive and could cause a major health crisis in decades to come, warn lung experts

E-cigarettes could spark a major health crisis in decades to come... The panel of lung experts – from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies – wants flavourings banned as part of tougher restrictions on vaping products. They also want parks
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:28
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[UK] True cost of smoking revealed in advance of World No Tobacco Day

New data published for World No Tobacco Day 31st May, by Action on Smoking Health shows that smoking costs communities in England £12.6 billion a year [1]. The figures show the additional pressure that smoking is putting on the NHS and social care service
ASH London (uk)
added Jun 1, 2018 13:25
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