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New anti-smoking campaign underway in Tonga

Tonga's Ministry of Health has launched a campaign focussing on the dangers of tobacco use. Tongans are among the heaviest users of tobacco in the world. According to a World Health Organisation survey, 46 percent of men and 13 per cent of women in Ton
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Oct 5, 2017 13:04
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Much ado over cigarette pack labels and health risk warnings

Garnick, Altria's executive vice president and general counsel explained that this lawsuit was focusing on the industry’s behavior in the 1950’s and since then the whole industry has undergone a sea change. He added that they are now under the regulations
News-Medical.net
added Oct 5, 2017 12:39
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[Asia] Eastern India clouds smoking good news

India's overall population of tobacco smokers is set to shrink by nearly 12 per cent during the decade ending 2025, but sharp population increases might lead to higher numbers of smokers in some states like Bengal and Bihar, a study has suggested. The st
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Oct 5, 2017 12:19
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These U.S. States Still Smoke More Than Any Others

the region consists of Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia. In those states, 22 percent of adults smoke, compared with 15 percent in the rest of the U.S., giving th
Bloomberg News
added Oct 5, 2017 12:08
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Statistics on smoking cessation services In Northern Ireland: Four week follow up figures for 2016/17 and 52 week follow up figures for 2015/16

A total of 18,637 people set a quit date through the smoking cessation services in 2016/17. This is a decrease of 2,648 (12%) on the previous year. There has been a decline in the number of people accessing smoking cessation services over the last five y
Northern Ireland Department of Health (uk)
added Oct 5, 2017 12:07
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Huge drop in smokers using services to quit sparks calls for new NHS strategy

A steep decline in the amount of people using services available to stop smoking has led to calls for the Department of Health to review its strategy. Figures released yesterday reveal that almost 2,700 fewer people availed of NHS-backed services to
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 5, 2017 12:01
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Should People Who Can't Quit Smoking Switch to E-Cigarettes?

Switching to e-cigarettes won't solve all the health problems smokers face. For example, e-cigarettes are still addictive, and studies suggest that they may be bad for heart health. But compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes — which, in addition to
LiveScience.com (Yahoo!)
added Oct 5, 2017 11:49
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Chemical pick's books hint at faith-based view of science

Michael Dourson, President Trump's pick to lead U.S. EPA's chemical safety office...Dourson led Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment... In 1999, he co-authored a study paid for by the tobacco industry that downplayed the health impacts of secondhand
E&E News
added Oct 4, 2017 19:56
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Achieve Announces Advancement of Cytisine Clinical Development Program Rapid Progress on Advancing Clinical Program with Commencement of Pharmacokinetic (PK) & Pharmacodynamic (PD) Cytisine Study and Completion of Enrollment in Food Effect PK Study

Cytisine is an established smoking cessation treatment that has been approved and marketed in Central and Eastern Europe for more than 15 years. It is estimated that over 20 million people have used cytisine to help combat nicotine addiction, including o
PR Newswire
added Oct 4, 2017 19:46
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Study finds switching to e-cigs could save up to 6.6 million lives

As has been the case in most studies reviewing a potential reduced-risk for e-cigs, what these results signify depend on where individuals fall on the anti-tobacco, anti-smoking spectrum. Some anti-tobacco advocacy groups and Democratic congressional le
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 4, 2017 19:46
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