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[Asia-pacific, Japan] Major firms' insurance unions to team up to tackle smoking among members

Corporate health insurance unions of 18 major companies are setting up a consortium with over 580,000 total members to offer remote outpatient treatment to help people quit smoking. The move comes as the unions, faced with financial difficulties, need
Mainichi Daily News (jp)
added Aug 18, 2017 20:39
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[UK] ASH Fact Sheet on Smoking and Cancer (PDF)

This fact sheet reviews the risks of developing various types of cancer from smoking, other tobacco use and exposure to other people’s tobacco smoke. It is estimated that 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cance
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:14
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[UK] Cost of smoking to social care

The research shows that smoking not only contributes to the social care bill but also has a significant impact on the well-being of smokers who need care on average four years earlier than non-smokers. Costs are also estimated for each local authority ba
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:07
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[Kentucky] Foundation for Healthy KY’s Ben Chandler gives legislature overview of state’s health challenges

• “I submit to you today that the single most effective policy changes we can make to improve the health of Kentuckians are changes that will reduce our smoking rates and exposure to secondhand smoke.” • “Passing smoke-free laws and raising the tobacco
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Aug 17, 2017 16:44
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Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky to offer workshop on creating healthier, tobacco-free policies

Businesses looking to create healthier workplaces for their employees can learn how to implement tobacco-free policies at a workshop hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Louisville Aug. 31. Smoking costs businesses an estimated $5,800 per
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Aug 15, 2017 17:10
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[Australia] More smokers lighting up, despite ever-increasing taxes

casting doubt on the effectiveness of further taxes on cigarettes. An unexpected standstill in the national smoking rate since 2013, combined with rapid population growth, has pushed up the number of regular smokers by more than 21,000 to 2.4 million acc
The Australian (au)
added Aug 15, 2017 14:34
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[Africa, Zimbabwe] ULAMA: Smoking – A social poison

laying down a principle, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had stated that “Your body has a right on you.” It is alarming to note that by abusing their bodies, through wilful smoking, over 3 million people worldwide die from smoking-related causes
Zimbabwe Daily
added Aug 11, 2017 15:55
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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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[Kentucky] LETTER: Death by smoking saves money

Smokers reduce health care costs by billions of dollars by dying younger. Chesney ignores that thousands of small farmers in Kentucky and North Carolina in the U.S
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Aug 10, 2017 03:36
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[Asia-pacific] Economist warns of healthcare crisis in Malaysia’s future

He added that the problem of smoking needed to be tackled as well, not only for primary smokers but also for those who breathe in secondary or “second-hand” smoke. He said the issue needed to be addressed through taxation. “Our tax on cigarettes is still
FreeMalaysiaToday.com (my)
added Aug 9, 2017 15:15
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