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EDITORIAL: How to cut smoking in poor countries

Globally, tobacco-tax revenues are about $270bn a year, but less than $1bn of that is spent on anti-smoking policies. It is time for governments to help their citizens kick the habit—and earn some useful cash while they do it.
The Economist
added Jun 2, 2017 16:58
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[Asia] Smoking cost Israeli economy NIS 13b in 2016

A report by the Minister of Health about smoking in 2016 was published today, shedding light on the extent of smoking in Israel among various population groups. The report also addresses the economic aspects of smoking. According to the report, 22.7% of
Globes/Israel's Business Arena
added Jun 2, 2017 03:30
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[Asia, Vietnam] VN loses almost 0.97% of GDP on tobacco

Viet Nam loses more than VND24.6 trillion (US$1.08 billion) per year on tobacco, accounting for almost 0.97 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a World Health Organisation report said....This includes medical costs of tobacco-related diseases, r
Vietnam Net
added Jun 2, 2017 03:30
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What smoking cigarettes means for the future of our planet

Tobacco is a monocrop, meaning that farmers only grow tobacco plants on a set amount of land each year. That matters because many monocrops are regularly treated with chemicals — insecticides, fungicides, fumigants, herbicides, growth inhibitors and ripe
Mic
added Jun 2, 2017 03:30
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MARQUEZ: World No Tobacco Day 2017: Why Does It Matter?

those of us working at the World Bank Group should also reaffirm our commitment to “walking the walk and not only the talk” to help countries control the development threat posed by tobacco use... To advance the tobacco control agenda into the future, we
World Bank blogs
added Jun 2, 2017 03:30
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[Asia] The smoky future of the tobacco farmers in India / No Tobacco Day asks rhetoric questions to India’s stand

‘At the crossroads of life and livelihood’ was a perfect name given to a study done on India’s tobacco industry; the second largest in the world after China. As the country endorses campaigns against the consumption of tobacco, the alternative employment
MIG - Media India Group (fr)
added Jun 1, 2017 22:36
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tobacco hollows you out, warn experts

There is a dire need to establish 15 cancer hospitals in the country for the treatment of rapidly increasing number of patients while 40% cancers diagnosed in the world may have a link to tobacco use. Pakistan has the highest consumption of tobacco in Sou
Express Tribune (pk)
added Jun 1, 2017 17:55
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Cigarette Taxes Touted by WHO as One of Best Ways to Cut Smoking

“Increasing tobacco tax and prices is one of the most-effective, yet least-utilized control measures that countries can use,” Douglas Bettcher, director of the WHO’s department on prevention of non-communicable diseases, said in a video interview. “Taxes
Bloomberg News
added Jun 1, 2017 03:06
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[UK] World No Tobacco Day: Why tobacco remains a global threat

But not all countries have made such progress. The damage that tobacco causes, both to health and wealth, is becoming increasingly obvious in some of the world’s poorest countries. And with almost 8 in 10 of the world’s one billion smokers living in the
Cancer Research UK (uk)
added Jun 1, 2017 01:33
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[Asia-pacific, Vietnam] VN loses almost 0.97% of GDP on tobacco

This includes medical costs of tobacco-related diseases, reduced productivity due to sick leave or early death. Speaking at a meeting last week ahead of World No Tobacco Day (May 31), Health Minister Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến said Việt Nam has showed strong co
Viet Nam News (vn)
added May 31, 2017 18:02
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