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EDITORIAL: Tobacco: a threat to development? [FREE FULL TEXT]

the theme for World No-Tobacco Day this year is Tobacco: A threat to development...The macroeconomic costs of tobacco use can be avoided, the pain and suffering of tobacco-related diseases can be reduced and the relationship between tobacco use and povert
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2017 17:29
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Tobacco - China’s addiction to an outdated and impoverishing economy

Smoking-related diseases are on track to claim more than 200 million lives in China this century, a new joint WHO/UNDP report warns. The majority of these deaths will occur in China’s poorest and most vulnerable communities unless critical steps are take
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 18, 2017 14:25
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The Bill China Cannot Afford / The Health, Economic, and Social Costs of China’s Tobacco Epidemic

This groundbreaking report provides an analysis of the current health, social and economic costs and impacts of tobacco use and policies in China. It highlights the impact of tobacco use on development, focusing particularly on poverty and inequality and
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 18, 2017 14:25
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[Greece] Greek Women Rank Third in the World in Smoking

Greece is the third country in the world in proportion of female daily smokers (27%), as more than one in four Greek women smoke every day. Greenland comes first (44%) and Bulgaria (28%) second, while Montenegro follows Greece (26%) and so does Croatia (
Greek Reporter
added Apr 17, 2017 19:14
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[Asia, India] Globally, insurers have small holding in tobacco firms, but some moving away

In most cases the insurance companies are privately owned with a clear profit motive, and their stakes are limited to 2-3% of the total shareholding of the tobacco firms.
The Economic Times (India)
added Apr 17, 2017 18:58
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[Asia] The Bill China Cannot Afford: HEALTH, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COSTS OF CHINA’S TOBACCO EPIDEMIC (PDF)

China is the epicentre of this epidemic, and thus lies at the heart of global efforts to stop it...through implementation of a comprehensive package of strong tobacco control policies, China could avert many millions of preventable deaths, as well as mi
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 16, 2017 14:39
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Ten years in public health 2007-2017

Today we launch a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that Dr Margaret Chan has served as Director-General at WHO. The report opens with a letter from Dr Chan who offers her reflections on some of the highlights an
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Apr 13, 2017 15:35
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Why Tillerson has his hands full with Russian counterpart

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov...steps out of pitched discussions on issues like Iran, Ukraine and Syria for regular cigarette breaks. “He smokes like a chimney,” said Wade, the former Kerry aide.
Politico
added Apr 12, 2017 13:32
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[Switzerland] Big Tobacco Has Caught Startup Fever / It’s not smoking. It’s platform-agnostic nicotine delivery solutions.

“There is no danger for any of you.” Assent was granted, and for the next hour, as he spoke, Calantzopoulos intermittently raised the IQOS to his lips and inhaled deeply. “We’re not in a pricing war. We’re in an innovation war”
Bloomberg News
added Apr 11, 2017 23:13
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Nearly 1 Billion People Still Smoke Every Day

told MedPage Today that while tobacco control programs have greatly contributed to global smoking declines, population growth has led to an increase in the number of smokers worldwide. Gakidou and colleagues culled data from nearly 3,000 different sources
MedPage Today
added Apr 10, 2017 18:59
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