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Traditional wood-burning ovens are partly responsible for nearly 4 MILLION lung disease deaths from air pollution, expert claims

Schayck said that biomass cooking methods, used by 1.8 billion people, are partly responsible for the surge in deaths. Such cooking methods are commonplace in the developing world, but are also used in trendy pizza and steakhouse restaurants. Tackling
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:25
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Global, regional, and national deaths, prevalence, disability-adjusted life years, and years lived with disability for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis...[FREE FULL TEXT]

Comparisons between countries and over time are important, as much of the chronic respiratory burden is either preventable or treatable with affordable interventions.
The Lancet (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 01:35
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Nearly 4 Million Worldwide Die Each Year From Asthma, COPD

"Although much of the burden [from these illnesses] is either preventable or treatable with affordable interventions, these diseases have received less attention than other prominent non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer or diabet
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 18, 2017 01:23
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Voters in Counties With Worse Life Expectancy Turned to Trump in Election

he cited a number of likely contributing factors, including poor living conditions that have driven up cancer rates, as well as a higher prevalence of smoking and/or illegal substance abuse. Bor also stressed that "it would be a leap beyond the data to s
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 18, 2017 01:22
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[Australia] Yeppoon tradie fires up over proposed smoking ban

A new study by the Cancer Council Queensland has identified the smoking culture within the trade industry is putting workers at greatest risk of related illnesses and disease. The Council is calling for employers to fire up and tackle the problem of one
Rockhampton (QLD) Morning Bulletin (au)
added Aug 17, 2017 16:43
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[Pennsylvania] truth and Kevin Lyons Partner with Cotopaxi to Inspire Tobacco-Free Lives

truth joins ...Cotopaxi, the outdoor gear company on a mission to alleviate poverty, move people to do good and inspire adventure, are joining forces to make positive changes in local communities and take a stand against tobacco. truth will join Cotopaxi
PR Newswire
added Aug 11, 2017 18:10
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[Australia, UK] O'NEILL: Big Tobacco goes after the young in developing markets in a case of history repeated

Britain...enacted anti-smoking measures in a piecemeal fashion, allowing the industry to invest in other avenues such as sport sponsorship...developing countries should take notice of this and tackle tobacco marketing comprehensively, leaving no avenue fo
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 11, 2017 14:31
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Characteristics of tobacco purchases in urban corner stores

87% of purchases did not include tobacco... These findings can help inform retail-level tobacco sales decisions, such as voluntary discontinuation of tobacco products or future public health policies that target tobacco sales. The results challenge prevai
Tobacco Control
added Aug 11, 2017 02:27
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[Asia] Cost-effectiveness of a smokeless tobacco control mass media campaign in India

tobacco control mass media campaigns can be cost-effective and economically justified in low-income and middle-income countries. It holds significant policy implications, calling for sustained investment in evidence-based mass media campaigns as part of a
Tobacco Control
added Aug 11, 2017 02:25
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Children from disadvantaged families are BORN with a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes, study reveals

They claim that by taking stronger measures to prevent low body weight, exposure to second-hand smoke, and infections in infancy - as well as improving pre-natal care - could drastically improve heart health in disadvantaged groups.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 10, 2017 16:07
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