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[Africa, Asia] Big tobacco's smoke and mirrors act

In developed countries, tobacco companies are investing in less harmful alternatives to conventional cigarettes, while in many developing nations, they're advertising classic cigarettes as always.... Are politicians bribed by the tobacco industry? Not of
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Oct 21, 2018 00:27
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[Asia, China] Beijing smokers offered free clinical help to kick the habit

Beijing's health authorities have launched a new program to help smokers quit the habit... will see 300 people receive free cessation treatments at Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Beijing Hospital, Fuxing Hospital and Peking University People's Hospital. It
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 19, 2018 11:31
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[Asia, Korea - South] Smoking rate for S. Korean men down in 2017

The smoking rate has steadily fallen from 47.8 percent in 2008 to 40.6 percent in 2015, except for 2009 and 2016. The smoking rate temporarily moved up to 40.7 percent in 2016 following a huge drop a year earlier due to an increase in tobacco prices. In
Yonhap News Agency (kr)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:44
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[Asia, India] Air pollution can affect your child’s mental health and IQ

Some researchers believe that traffic pollution acts like secondhand smoke, restricting the intake of oxygen and nutrients that are needed by the foetus. This affects the human cell development and causes problems later in life.
Indian Express (in)
added Oct 18, 2018 05:30
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] DAVIDSON: Why Thailand risks getting its fingers burned in combating rise in smoking

A better solution for Thailand would be to emulate Japan’s emphasis on education, teaching children from early age of the dangers of smoking....it should not follow the fashionable, but failed, plain packaging policies of Australia, France and the UK.
The Nation (th)
added Oct 16, 2018 20:27
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[Asia] A look at the cigarette epidemic in China

Poisonous Pandas: Chinese Cigarette Manufacturing in Critical Historical Perspectives. The book brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars — including Stanford editors Matthew Kohrman, PhD, professor of anthropology, and Robert Proctor, PhD,
Stanford Law & Policy Review
added Oct 12, 2018 21:31
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Cigarette butts cause 13.55pc fire incidents

out of over 18,000 fire incidents in Bangladesh last year, 2,453 were caused by burning cigarettes. It means fire from thrown out cigarette butts accounts for 13.55 percent of the total fire incidents, making it the third largest cause of fire, according
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Oct 12, 2018 21:30
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[Asia, Israel] Rambam: Teenager given hyperbaric oxygen therapy after smoking hookah pipe

The teenager smoked a hookah pipe with her friends at home and lost consciousness,” said Professor Ram Weiss, a Pediatrics Director at Rambam.
Jerusalem Post
added Oct 12, 2018 21:16
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[Asia, China] Beijing to include illegal smoking into the citizen's credit record

Health authorities in Beijing will include illegal smoking behavior into citizens' credit record as part of the city's smoke-free Beijing campaign, reports the Beijing Youth Daily. In addition to publicly naming and shaming offenders, the Beijing Munici
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:11
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[Asia, Hong Kong] SURTEES: Policy Address hits right notes on pressing social welfare issues

The plan to totally ban e-cigarettes and other "new" tobacco-like products, such as herbal cigarettes, is a brave move, since the jury is still out on the precise health dangers from consuming such products. Some cigarette smokers have managed to quit by
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 12, 2018 18:08
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