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[Asia, China] Passive smoking, prepregnancy obesity increase gestational diabetes risk

Pregnant women exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for developing gestational diabetes vs. women not exposed to passive smoking, and the effects amplify any risk associated with prepregnancy obesity, according to a large Chinese study.
added Nov 23, 2016 00:20

[Asia, China] Public smoking ban to go nationwide

CHINA is to issue a new anti-smoking regulation by the end of the year, a senior official with the National Health and Family Planning Commission said yesterday. The regulation, which will control smoking in public nationwide, is undergoing the legislat
Shanghai Daily (cn)
added Nov 22, 2016 23:39

[Asia, India] Lung cancer on the rise in non-smokers

"In the US, lung cancer in never-smokers is now considered the 6th most common cause of cancer deaths. While in India, we do not have any such consolidated estimates. In recent years, doctors have witnessed an increasing number of cases in which the pati
Times of India
added Nov 22, 2016 16:44

[Asia] China to control public smoking nationwide by year-end

At a WHO conference in the commercial hub, government health spokesman Mao Qunan indicated measures would be rolled out across the country. "The nationwide regulation to control smoking in public is undergoing the legislative process and is hoped to be
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Nov 22, 2016 16:32

[Asia] Smoking crackdown in China burns hole in Essentra profits

A clampdown on smoking in China and problems with a big acquisition have prompted a second profit warning in four months from Essentra, the maker of packaging and cigarette filters. In a trading update, Essentra said profit would fall by up to 20% in 201
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 22, 2016 16:28

[Asia, Mid-east] Hazards of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and waterpipe in a Middle Eastern Population: a Cohort Study of 50 000 individuals from Iran

Conclusions Regular use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and waterpipe were associated with the risk of earlier death (particularly from cancer) in our cohort.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 22, 2016 00:27

[Asia, Asia-pacific, India, Philippines] CSC chair chided over stand vs e-cigarettes

The Vapers Philippines and the PRO Vape consumer groups questioned the presence of Bala at the recent Conference of Parties 7 (COP 7) for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in New Delhi, India from Nov.7-12.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Nov 21, 2016 21:59

[Asia, India] Will ENDS justify the means?

International harm reduction experts, however, warn that measures to limit access to e-cigarettes will result in nearly a million smokers dying. A recently released documentary film about vaping, ‘A Billion Lives’, has argued that e-cigarettes, whose hea
The Hindu Online (in)
added Nov 21, 2016 21:39

[Asia, Pakistan] ‘20pc of country’s wood is burnt to roast tobacco’

which leads to deforestation and causes pollution, according to the Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD). In a presentation, available with Dawn, CADD has claimed that tobacco industries contribute to deforestation in a number of ways,
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Nov 21, 2016 21:30

[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco growers slam closure of leaf purchase centres in Swabi

The tobacco growers in Yar Hussain area have condemned the closure of several leaf purchase centres in the Razaar tehsil and vowed to launch a campaign to protest the ‘economic murder’ of farmers in Swabi district...said that the multinational company, Ph
The News (pk)
added Nov 21, 2016 16:29
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