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[Asia] 500% increase in cancer incidence in India by 2025, say experts

Over 200,000 cases of head neck cancer are diagnosed in India every year compared to only 30,000 in the United States. Head-Neck cancers make up almost 25% of all cancers detected in India and pose a significant health problem. Furthermore the disease is
Times of India
added May 21, 2015 21:55
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[Asia, China] 4 million smokers in Beijing: survey

Beijing's 4.19 million smokers, accounting for 23 percent of the total population, smoke an average of 14.6 cigarettes per person per day, according to a survey released by the capital's health authority on Wednesday. The survey, released by the Beijing
Global Times (cn)
added May 20, 2015 23:43
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[Asia] 80,000 Pakistanis develop different heart diseases every year

jointly organised by the Society for Alternative Media and Research (SAMAR) and Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC)...Tobacco Control Cell Project Manager Muhammad Javed said that studies show a large proportion of smokers have an inadequate know
APP (Associated Press of Pakistan) (pk)
added May 20, 2015 11:48
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] 'Iloilo Declaration' to boost anti-smoking initiatives

MAYORS and governors of different cities and municipalities of the Philippines and other member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (Asean) countries will sign May 21 the “Iloilo Declaration” to strengthen and sustain a smoke-free envi
Cebu City Sun Star (ph)
added May 20, 2015 11:20
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[Asia, India] Police and health officers face fines for smoking in public

if any police officer, traffic personnel, educationist or even a health officer is found smoking in a non-smoking zone, the department can impose a fine of up to Rs 500 on them. In a month-long drive, the Delhi tobacco department will be focusing on the
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 19, 2015 15:45
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[Asia, China, Korea - South] Gov't warns of possible nicotine overdose thru use of e-cigarettes

found four e-liquids out of 25 products reviewed contained at least 11 percent more nicotine than they were supposed to, meaning those who use such products may unknowingly intake more nicotine than they wish to or can. The study also found a problem wit
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added May 19, 2015 03:04
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[Asia, China] Beijing to introduce tough anti-smoking laws amid scepticism over enforcement, conflict of interest

"If we can show a very good law can be implemented in Beijing, we believe it will have an impact on how the national law will be formulated because then there will be no reason why we can't do it in other places," said the World Health Organisation's (WH
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added May 19, 2015 01:18
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[Asia, Malaysia, Singapore] Athletes or officials, stop lighting it!

National Institute of Sports (NSI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz has called for a concerted effort to curb the smoking habit among the athletes and officials. And he feels that any fine or punishment for the offence committed should be bor
The Star (my)
added May 18, 2015 11:48
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[Asia, Malaysia] Don't dare to light it up in Singapore

So, Malaysian athletes heading south for the 28th SEA Games in Singapore next month had better heed this warning: smoking is strictly prohibited at virtually all indoor places and areas where the public congregates. Anyone caught flouting the rule will
The Star (my)
added May 17, 2015 10:02
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[Asia] 'Tobacco lobbying in India undermining public health'

In a paper in the latest issue of the ‘British Medical Journal’, British experts Nicholas S Hopkinson Martin McKee, and K Srinath Reddy of the Public Health Foundation of India say that some governments in Asia were complicit in protecting the interests
Hindustan Times (in)
added May 16, 2015 12:59
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