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[UK] Cash-strapped NHS chiefs AXE routine surgery for obese people and smokers in controversial move to save local health officials £68million

Hertfordshire residents who smoke or are obese face indefinite waits as local health officials desperately seek to make £68million in savings this year...Smokers will not be referred for non-urgent procedures, including hip and knee replacement, 'unless t
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 19:02
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[USA] CHAPMAN: Fake news: is smoking really increasing in Australia?

The impact of policies such as tobacco tax, plain packs and graphic health warnings is not just judged on smoker numbers, but on quitters and most importantly, in terms of prevention; the proportion of the population who have never smoked. The Australian
doctorportal (Medical Journal of Australia) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:55
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[Australia] 'Not on my watch': Health Minister rules out legalising e-cigarettes

Health Minister Greg Hunt says he will never lift the ban on e-cigarettes despite an ongoing Senate inquiry into their use. Minister Hunt told Hack: "It's not going to be happening on my watch as far as I'm concerned."...he met with the head of the TGA
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:46
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[Australia] Is Philip Morris' plan for a smoke-free future just a smoke screen?

In new ABC podcast How Do You Sleep At Night?, the head of corporate affairs for Philip Morris in Australia and New Zealand, Patrick Muttart, says he welcomes the scepticism this claim brings. "I welcome the questioning because it gives us an opportunit
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 17, 2017 18:41
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Skepticism at Launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

One of the foundation's strategies for ending smoking as quickly as possible will include investigation into the health risks of e-cigarettes and "heat not burn" (HNB) products, Dr Yach confirmed. "Harm reduction strategies, such as transitioning smoker
Medical Tribune
added Oct 17, 2017 18:38
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Survey: college administrators see problems as more students view marijuana as safe

These are among the findings in a groundbreaking new survey of higher education officials by the Mary Christie Foundation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy in conjunction with the National Association of System Heads (NASH). The
PR Newswire
added Oct 17, 2017 17:53
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[Asia, India] Minister K J George announced the launch of a new initiative to make Bengaluru smoke-free

today announced the launch of a new initiative to make Bengaluru smoke-free as part of the city’s involvement in the Partnership for Healthy Cities. It is a global network of cities committed to reducing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries. The P
India Education Diary (in)
added Oct 17, 2017 16:44
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Marijuana DOES change your brain: Study shows daily doses of the drug inflict permanent damage on the reward center, making users dependent

Researchers at Brigham Young University gave young mice daily doses of THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis / They found that one injection was not addictive, but after a week the mice had significant brain changes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:52
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[USA] THOMAS: Big Tobacco went up against the US and lost. Now it’s India’s turn to fight back

Fifty years on, thanks to various initiatives, that number has declined to just over 15%... This has saved the lives of over 8 million Americans, it says. This is particularly relevant to India, where big tobacco firms such as Philip Morris have spotted a
Quartz
added Oct 17, 2017 13:35
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The Costs of Tobacco Use in Canada, 2012 [FREE FULL TEXT]

This report is an update of the mortality and costs of tobacco use in Canada and in all provinces and territories using up-to-date reference information and data from the year 2012.
The Conference Board of Canada (ca)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:28
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