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[Australia] Aussies smoking, drinking less, data shows

according to the most recent data by Australia Bureau of Statistics,... In 2014-15, 14.5 per cent of adults were daily smokers compared to 23.8 per cent in 1995.
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Jan 25, 2018 22:46
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Inside the UK's first 'legal' Cannabis club: Founder charges £35-a-year for people to smoke drugs and play pool in a scheme BACKED by police

Michael Fisher set up Teesside Cannabis Club to allow people to smoke cannabis He believes the 'Club Exhale' model - which allows up to 180 people to use cannabis in a safe and controlled space - could be replicated across the UK It is based in a secre
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 25, 2018 22:45

[France, UK] Must we REALLY cut out all pleasure to stay healthy? No, says a top scientist as he breaks down the (much easier) rules to live by

The first step is to restore the concept of pleasure into public health messages. The French campaign 'Moi(s) sans tabac' ('Tobacco-free me/month') is a good illustration of this approach. It focuses on group emulation and positive reinforcement of t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 25, 2018 22:43

[UK] Only Smoke 1 Cigarette a Day? It Can Still Kill You

The bottom line: "No safe level of smoking exists for cardiovascular disease," wrote the team led by Allan Hacksaw, of UCL Cancer Institute at University College, London. "Smokers should quit instead of cutting down, using appropriate cessation aids if
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 25, 2018 22:14

[Canada] 14-year-old Delta baseball player dies after falling while vaping nicotine

Kyle Losse, 14, was at home with family Sunday afternoon when he suddenly fainted. His stepmom Niki Losse said the family heard a loud noise from the bathroom. They found the teen on the floor with a vape pen or e-cigarette beside him.
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Jan 25, 2018 22:07
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[South Africa] Cancer is costing BRICS economies billions each year

South Africa has the highest cost per cancer death (USD$101,000) compared with the other BRICS countries. Its cost is five times that of India...Combining tobacco control, vaccination programmes and cancer screening with access to adequate treatment coul
African Independent (za)
added Jan 25, 2018 22:00

Canada: 5 Business Cases To Watch In The Supreme Court's Winter Session

In British Columbia v Philip Morris International, Inc., litigation over the recovery of tobacco-related health care costs goes back to the Supreme Court. British Columbia agreed to provide Philip Morris with access to health information databases pursua
added Jan 25, 2018 21:57

[UK] One cigarette a day 'increases heart disease and stroke risk'

People who smoked even one cigarette a day were still about 50% more likely to develop heart disease and 30% more likely to have a stroke than people who had never smoked, researchers said. They said it showed there was no safe level of smoking for such
BBC Online
added Jan 25, 2018 21:27

[UK] Even one cigarette a day greatly raises cardiovascular risk, experts warn

Cutting out cigarettes – not just cutting down – is necessary to dramatically reduce the chance of cardiovascular problems say the study’s authors. Smoking just one cigarette a day is more dangerous than commonly thought, say researchers who have found
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 25, 2018 21:26

[UK-Overseas Territories] Low cigarette consumption and risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: meta-analysis of 141 cohort studies in 55 study reports [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoking only about one cigarette per day carries a risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke much greater than expected: around half that for people who smoke 20 per day. No safe level of smoking exists for cardiovascular disease. Smokers shou
British Medical Journal
added Jan 25, 2018 21:26
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