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[South Africa] Latest plenary speakers announced for WCTOH 2018

International Women’s Day on 8 March is marked by the second plenary which will discuss ‘Women, Development, and Tobacco Control’. Dr Flavia Senkubuge, WCTOH 2018 President, will chair the session that includes panellists Dr Lorraine Greaves, Senior Inve
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Feb 18, 2018 03:41
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[South Africa] High-level participants announced

WCTOH is pleased to announce the participation of WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, South Africa Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Michael R. Bloomberg, a leading actor on tobacco control and WHO Ambassador for Noncommunicable
World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH)
added Feb 18, 2018 03:40
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[Asia, India] Tobacco use slides in state

Prevalence of tobacco use in Bihar has seen a sharp decline from 53.5 to 25.9 per cent in the last seven years. In fact, Bihar is the second state after Sikkim, which has seen the highest percentage dip in tobacco consumption. Tobacco consumption in Sikk
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Feb 18, 2018 02:54
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[UK] 'I don't want my children to be motherless': Non-smoker diagnosed with lung cancer at 37 admits she considered suicide - as she pleads for more funding for disease

Joanna Marshall, 40, from Scotland, has appealed for increased funding for lung cancer after battling the disease for three years, admitting she is terrified her two children could be left motherless
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 18, 2018 02:32
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[Asia, India] Tobacco use down 27.6% in state: Survey

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) for the year 2016-17 revealed that the prevalence of tobacco use in Bihar has dropped from 53.5% to 25.9% in the last seven years. The survey fact sheet was released by state health minister Mangal Pandey on Satu
Times of India
added Feb 18, 2018 02:10
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[New Zealand] Herald on Sunday editorial: Law needs to be clarified on e-cigarettes

But ordinary observation suggests "vapers" are overwhelmingly former smokers and vaping is certainly better for them than tobacco. So why the hold-up in legalising them?...Vaping is obviously less harmful and its legality should be cleared up.
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Feb 18, 2018 01:50
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[New Zealand] Vaping a public aspect of changing face of smoking in NZ

The sale of nicotine-based products for e-cigarettes is currently illegal in New Zealand. But the Ministry of Health confirmed there have not been any prosecutions over this. Vapers told the Herald on Sunday that they were easily able to obtain e-liquid
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Feb 18, 2018 01:46
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[New Zealand] LOWE: Up in smoke: How vaping might save smokers

Mitchell Lowe, Manager of Vapo Vaping shop talks vaping.
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Feb 18, 2018 01:41
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[Asia, India] Mumbai Pollution Levels Causing Increased Respiratory Illnesses In Children

Other than outdoor pollution, second-hand tobacco smoke and indoor fumes are also considered as top causes of infection among children. In poorly ventilated dwellings, indoor smoke can be 100 times higher than acceptable levels for small particles.
Mid-day.com (in)
added Feb 17, 2018 16:08
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STEVENS: The #Tobacco directive: how the European Commission side-lined the European Parliament

passing the final form of the T&T system will only add to the controversies dogging the EC’s notoriously opaque procedures ...the tobacco industry should not be entrusted with key roles in the traceability of its products, considering its responsibility i
EU Reporter
added Feb 17, 2018 13:59
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