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[Asia] India threatens Philip Morris with ‘punitive action’ over law violations

government has threatened Philip Morris International Inc with “punitive action” over the tobacco giant’s alleged violation of the country’s anti-smoking laws...a foreign agency investigation last month that revealed how Philip Morris was deploying market
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:23
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[UK] LGA responds to Stop Smoking statistics

“Since the advent of e-cigarettes, we have seen the number of users of smoking cessation services fall, while the population of smokers left is now more challenging to get to quit. “This means councils are re-evaluating what they do on tobacco control an
Local Government Association (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:19
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[UK] ASH Fact Sheet on Smoking and Cancer (PDF)

This fact sheet reviews the risks of developing various types of cancer from smoking, other tobacco use and exposure to other people’s tobacco smoke. It is estimated that 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cance
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:14
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[UK] Does current smoking predict future frailty? The English longitudinal study of ageing [FREE FULL TEXT]

current smokers compared with non-smokers were significantly more likely to develop frailty over 4 years among community-dwelling older people. Given that smoking is a modifiable lifestyle factor, smoking cessation may potentially prevent or delay develo
Age and Ageing
added Aug 18, 2017 18:11
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[UK] Cost of smoking to social care

The research shows that smoking not only contributes to the social care bill but also has a significant impact on the well-being of smokers who need care on average four years earlier than non-smokers. Costs are also estimated for each local authority ba
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:07
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[UK] Study: Smoking linked to frailty in older adults

Researchers have found an association between current smoking habits in older adults and an increased risk of developing frailty... The study, published today in Age & Aging, examined the association of smoking, which increases the risk of chronic obstruc
UPI
added Aug 18, 2017 18:06
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[UK] expert reaction to study of adolescents, e-cigarettes and smoking

“Many of the reasons why this study doesn’t demonstrate that e-cigarette use causes smoking are described by the authors themselves in this carefully written article. These include the facts that: many students who participated in the baseline survey co
Science Media Centre (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:03
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[UK] Teenagers who vape are four times more likely to try smoking, finds controversial study

However, other experts say if ecigarettes were acting as a ‘gateway’ to tobacco for teenagers then smoking rates would be rising among that age group, but they are actually at an all-time low
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:02
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[Australia] Smoking facts: One-in-four Queensland tradies still have the habit

A new study by the Cancer Council Queensland has identified the smoking culture within the trade industry is putting workers at greatest risk of related illnesses and disease. The Council is calling for employers to fire up and tackle the problem of one
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added Aug 18, 2017 17:58
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[UK] Lung cancer—moving in the right direction

SBRT, sometimes referred to as stereotactic ablative radiation therapy, is a focused way of delivering radiation in high-dose fractions. It can be preferred to surgery when patients have comorbidities or are considered too frail to undergo surgery. By co
The Lancet (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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