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[Africa] Kenyans smoke more than 22 million cigarettes a day

Kenyans and Nairobians in particular are smoking their way to sickness and early graves. Official World Health Organisation data found that in 2013 about 6.4 billion cigarettes were smoked in Kenya. In 2015, the figure had climbed to over 8 billion. We ar
The Standard (ke)
added May 30, 2017 21:23
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[Asia, India] Tobacco usage – the biggest culprit undermining all development efforts

In India, there are nearly 274.9 million tobacco users; 163.7 million smokeless tobacco (SLT) users, 68.9 million smokers and 42.3 million combined users; SLT usage being particularly dominant in the unorganised sector (Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009-
Kashmir Images (in)
added May 30, 2017 20:42
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[Canada] Federal Health Minister Must Explain Tobacco and Marijuana Policy Discrepancies

federal Health Minister has an opportunity to explain the disturbing degree of incoherence in her recent approach to regulating tobacco and marijuana. While the Minister proposes plain and standardized packaging for tobacco products, despite cigarette pac
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Aug 5, 2017 23:05
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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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Study reveals high environmental cost of tobacco

From crop to pack, tobacco commands an intensive use of resources and forces the release of harmful chemicals in the soil and waterways, as well as significant amounts of greenhouse gases. Its leftovers linger, as tobacco litter is the biggest component
CNN
added May 31, 2017 14:45
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[Africa] 600 Died Of Tobacco-Smoking In Gambia In 2014 – WHO

health authorities in The Gambia have issued a grim warning about the devastating consequences of tobacco smoking. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, the press and information officer of the World Health Organization’s Banjul office, Alhaji Momodou Gass
APA - African Press Agency (sn)
added May 31, 2017 00:41
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[Asia, Pakistan] CTC calls for immediate implementation of pictorial health warning

This is the call of the Coalition for Tobacco Control Pakistan (CTC-Pak) on World No Tobacco Day. While the world is going for stricter tobacco control policies, the people of Pakistan are still waiting for the government to fulfill its two year-old comm
The News (pk)
added May 31, 2017 00:39
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[Latin America] Colombia, Ecuador and Peru to receive WHO World No Tobacco Day Award

The FCTC was the world's first health treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO and went into effect in 2005. A legally binding accord, it commits States Parties to implementing a series of tobacco control measures aimed at reducing tobacco consumption
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
added May 31, 2017 00:35
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[Asia, India] DAS: Tobacco - A Threat to the Nation

Tobacco control has been protected in the Sustainable Development Agenda, one of other aims of which is to ensure that “no one is left behind”. Through implementation of this framework we may expect a tobacco-free world as well as a death of a threat whi
The Sentinel (in)
added May 31, 2017 00:02
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Stronger Tobacco-control Measures Vital, WHO Warns

WHO calls tobacco a threat to development. Besides the heavy toll in lives lost, global estimates show that "tobacco costs the global economy $1.4 trillion a year," or 1.8 percent of global gross domestic product. The WHO notes this estimate takes into c
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added May 30, 2017 23:59
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