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[Asia, China] Beijing has fewer smokers in 2017

The number of smokers in Beijing was 3.99 million in 2017, 1.1 percentage points lower than the figure before the city's smoking ban was enforced in June 2015, local authorities said Friday. It amounts to 200,000 less smokers in the city over the past tw
Xinhua Newswire
added Jan 16, 2018 00:28
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[UK] Health bosses hand medical records of 180,000 British lung cancer patients to US firm working for one of world's biggest tobacco companies

Public Health England handed over anonymised NHS records covering every single lung tumour diagnosed between 2009 and 2013 - some 179,040 patients - to William E. Wecker Associates without the consent of patients or their families. The company have wor
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 16, 2018 00:17
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[UK] Health officials defend handing cancer data to tobacco-linked firm

Public Health England (PHE) said that it handed over the information after the statistical analysis firm William E Wecker submitted a data request under the Freedom of Information Act. The health body said that it was legally bound to comply. It added t
Press Association (uk)
added Jan 16, 2018 00:14
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[UK] Medical records of thousands of patients were handed to US firms connected to tobacco industry by British health officials, Telegraph probe reveals

The medical records of British cancer victims have been handed to a controversial American firm working for one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies, the Daily Telegraph can reveal. The data covering almost 180,000 patients - every case of lung canc
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 16, 2018 00:09
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[UK] Lung cancer patients' medical records sent to US company linked with tobacco giant Philip Morris

Public Health England released the anonymised NHS data under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act to William E Wecker Associates
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 16, 2018 00:08
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[UK] Health bosses hand medical records of 180,000 British lung cancer patients to US firm working for one of world's biggest tobacco companies

Public Health England handed over anonymised NHS records covering every single lung tumour diagnosed between 2009 and 2013 - some 179,040 patients - to William E. Wecker Associates without the consent of patients or their families. The company have wor
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:51
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[Australia] Aussie school kids drinking, smoking less

School-aged Aussie kids are drinking less alcohol and smoking less tobacco and cannabis, a new study shows. Better parental attitudes about the dangers have been linked to the trend, identified by an analysis of more than 40,000 student surveys complete
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:46
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[UK] Help for smokers to quit is slashed: Health budget cuts mean only three in five local authorities offer support to quit the habit

Tobacco companies in the UK make a collective profit of about £1 billion a year One in 10 GPs do not provide access to varenicline which helps smokers quit In one in nine areas GPs don't prescribe nicotine replacement therapy
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:42
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[UK] Budget cuts `mean GPs in some areas cannot prescribe stop smoking medications´

Cuts to the public health budget mean smokers in many areas can no longer access stop smoking medications from their GP, health experts have warned. There is now at least one local authority in England where there is a zero budget for addressing smoking,
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:38
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[UK] "Heat-not-burn" tobacco products 'likely to pose less risk than cigarettes'

the products, which heat tobacco in a device to produce a vapour instead of burning it as in conventional cigarettes, still pose a risk to users, the independent Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) annou
Birmingham Mail (uk)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:11
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