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[UK] Big tobacco donates to party coffers

An international tobacco giant has donated a total of $35,000 to the coffers of two Australian minor parties. Australian Electoral Commission disclosure returns for 2016-17 released on Thursday show Philip Morris donated $20,000 to the Liberal Democrati
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 1, 2018 02:27

[UK] Smokefree generation is 'now within sight', officials say as new figures show 66,000 adults gave up the bad habit in six months (so where in England is the most successful for trying to quit?)

Nearly 66,000 adults quit the bad habit over 6 months with the help of the NHS But there was a stark divide in success rates across England, the data showed Cumbria had the lowest rates of success (23%) and Slough had the highest (85%)
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 1, 2018 01:44

Cancer shame as UK survival rates lag behind the rest of the world: Demand for action to close 'appalling' gulf with other countries

Study, published in The Lancet journal, analysed records of 37.5million patients The pancreatic cancer survival rate in the US is nearly twice as high as in the UK
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 1, 2018 01:41

PAPALOANNOY-DUIC: Medical experts offered to debate Canada’s anti-vaping groups — but they all refused

Last week was National Non-Smoking Week, so why weren’t health groups doing all they could to help smokers quit? Why wouldn’t they even show up to debate the best ways to get people to stop smoking? That is what happened in Ottawa last week when a panel
Financial Post (ca)
added Feb 1, 2018 01:37

[Ireland] Louth's budding filmmakers urged to enter Irish Cancer Society's short film competition

The Irish Cancer Society is inviting young people and youth groups in Louth to be part of Ireland’s Tobacco-Free generation and get involved in this year’s X-HALE short film competition. This is an exciting opportunity for budding Louth filmmakers aged 1
Dundalk Democrat (ie)
added Feb 1, 2018 01:37

[Denmark, Florida] BRIEF-Scandinavian Tobacco Group buys business Of Thompson and Co. Of Tampa, Inc

added Feb 1, 2018 01:36

Every second man in Armenia is a smoker, survey reveals

More that half of the male population of Armenia - 51,5% - are smokers, while 1.8% of women are in the country’s smoking community, a new report by the health ministry revealed recently. 94.3% of smokers prefer factory-made cigarettes, the STEPS national
PanArmenian Network (am)
added Jan 31, 2018 15:44

Japan's revised smoking measures threaten smoky 2020 Olympics, critics say

Two Japanese doctors on Wednesday raised concerns about the government’s latest effort to prevent second-hand smoking, saying it could lead to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo being held in an “extremely smoky environment”.
added Jan 31, 2018 15:43

[Asia, Japan] EDITORIAL: Can new bill help prevent health damage from passive smoking?

While imposing a smoking ban on eating and drinking establishments, in principle, the bill permits them to set up dedicated smoking spaces... The World Health Organization says there would be no effect unless a total ban is imposed on smoking inside such
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jan 31, 2018 15:42

Alternative may be found to harsh prohibition of smoking in Armenia - media

The draft law proposed by the Armenian healthcare ministry which implies prohibition of smoking in public places and big fines for offenders has aroused discord among the cabinet ministers....Many of them were apposed to the draft law. They said enforceme
added Jan 31, 2018 15:34
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