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[Asia] Tobacco costs Israel 8,000 lives, NIS 12.8 billion annually

Until MK Yael German became health minister, the issue of the Smoking Report was always marked with a press conference attended by ministry experts, representatives of the Israel Cancer Association and others. But in her two years in the job, she cancele
Jerusalem Post
added May 31, 2015 09:49
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Surveys in 22 Countries Underscore Scope of the Tobacco Epidemic and Urgent Need for Action

Tobacco use surveys conducted in low- and middle-income countries underscore the severity and scope of the global tobacco epidemic and should spur strong action by nations to reduce tobacco use and save lives. The results of the Global Adult Tobacco Surv
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 30, 2015 12:50
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[UK] Deaths from cancer soar due to obesity, smoking and living longer:

The rise of smoking in developing countries accounts for lung cancer topping of the list of most new cases in 2013...The Global Burden of Disease, provides a comprehensive assessment of new cases of cancer, and cancer-related death and
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 29, 2015 13:01
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Continued implications of taxing roll-your-own tobacco as pipe tobacco in the USA [FREE FULL TEXT]

states will continue to lose revenue, and smokers who would otherwise quit will continue to have a low-cost alternative product available for purchase. Potential solutions include: (1) US Treasury Department distinguishing between RYO and pipe tobacco bas
Tobacco Control
added May 29, 2015 09:57
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[UK] Smoking not only kills, it plunges children into POVERTY because parents 'prioritise cigarettes over food'

The addiction places a financial burden on low-income families, causing parents to choose between buying cigarettes and putting food on the table. Researchers fear parents are likely to forgo basic household and food necessities in order to fund their hab
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 29, 2015 09:21
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[UK] Smoking parents plunging nearly half a million children into poverty, says new research

Around half of the 2.3 million children living in relative poverty in the UK have a parent who smokes, the analysis by the University of Nottingham found. However, a further 400,000 would be classified as being in poverty if their parents’ weekly expend
The Independent (uk)
added May 28, 2015 23:01
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The Most Powerful Women In Science And Health

Melinda Gates (3) As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates led $3.9 billion in donations in 2014 / Margaret Chan (62) After nearly a decade at the helm of the World Health Organization / Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (85)...started the Biocon F
Forbes
added May 28, 2015 12:56
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[Europe, USA, Massachusetts] The E-Cig Quandary

or the best chance to get smokers to quit? Without the research needed to answer that question conclusively, public health officials and regulators are in a fix....STEEPEST RISE IN E-CIG USE IS AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH THE LEAST INCOME AND EDUCATION.
Harvard School of Public Health
added May 25, 2015 15:44
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ClearWay Minnesota(SM) to help low-income smokers get quitting assistance New grants will fund community organizations to connect smokers to services

approved eight new grants aimed at linking smokers of low socioeconomic status to quitting help. Called Community Engagement grants, the awards, which total $352,000, will fund community-based organizations that serve low-income individuals to connect the
PR Newswire
added May 21, 2015 22:23
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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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