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[UK] Obesity linked to increased risk of taking up smoking and smoking frequency

Being obese is associated with an increased risk of taking up smoking and smoking frequency (number of cigarettes smoked per day), finds a study published by The BMJ today. These results strongly suggest that obesity influences smoking behavior, which
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added May 19, 2018 19:52
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[UK] £2.4m of illicit cigarettes and tobacco seized in county in one year

More than 124,000 illicit cigarettes and 6,000kg of tobacco were seized in Nottinghamshire last year, with 44 arrests made. During 2017/18, officers from Nottinghamshire County Council’s trading standards team conducted a total of 124 inspections at pre
Nottingham Post (uk)
added May 19, 2018 19:51
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[UK] Figures coming down as midwife targets pregnant smokers in Telford

Around one in six mothers-to-be are still smoking in Telford & Wrekin – but numbers have reduced over the past year after a new role was created to tackle the problem head-on.
Shropshire Star (uk)
added May 19, 2018 19:50
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[Asia, India] SCHLUGER: Fit & Proper: Tackle tobacco to meet TB target

To make the goal achievable, India must look beyond improving diagnosis and treatment and attack the many factors that are driving tuberculosis. A win-win strategy for the government will be taking strong action to reduce tobacco use. The first World He
Business Standard (in)
added May 19, 2018 19:00
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Tobacco industry denormalisation beliefs in Hong Kong adolescents

The TI’s misconducts and responsibility for the tobacco epidemic were not well known by Hong Kong adolescents. TID beliefs in this population were inversely associated with smoking. These findings suggest that TID programmes in local adolescents may be o
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 19, 2018 03:48
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[Netherlands] Dutch insurer NN Group to quit tobacco holdings

Dutch insurer NN Group will no longer invest in the tobacco industry and said on Thursday it aims to divest all tobacco-related holdings on its own accounts and in the funds of its asset manager within a year.
Reuters
added May 18, 2018 15:42
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[Mexico] European Commission prioritises tobacco, sacrifices global health in unhealthy trade negotiations with Latin America

The European Public Health Alliance, along with Latin American and global partners, has written today to the EU Trade Commissioner...we call on the EU to publicly change its stance, drop tobacco as an EU “Offensive Interest” in its negotiations with Merc
European Public Health Alliance (be)
added May 18, 2018 15:26
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[UK] Smoking puts 10 Hull people in hospital every day

in the year 2016 to 2017, there were 3,731 occasions in Hull where people were admitted to hospital for smoking-related diseases...up from 3,650 similar cases seen in the year before, which was the highest number on record. In total, these cost the NHS n
Hull Daily Mail / This is Hull and East Riding (uk)
added May 18, 2018 15:23
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[UK] Effort to cut number of smokers across North East by half are praised by health chiefs

Work across the North East to almost half the number of smokers have been recognised in Parliament. Public Health Minister Steve Brine and Shadow Public Health Minister Sharon Hodgson discussed the work of Fresh during a debate to consider 70 years of t
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added May 18, 2018 15:21
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[UK] MAJORITY OF WOMEN FIND SMOKERS UNATTRACTIVE, SURVEY CLAIMS

Out of those surveyed, 57 per cent were nonsmokers, 24.3 per cent smoked and 18.7 per cent were vape-users. When asked to explain why participants wouldn’t date a smoker, ninety-one per cent of people blamed the smell of cigarette smoke while 75 per cent
The Independent (uk)
added May 18, 2018 14:12
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