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[Africa, Kenya] Rising cigarette prices fail to reduce smoking

The cheap cost of cigarettes in Kenya —sold as a single stick instead of by the pack as required by law — is keeping smokers on a habit... “Young people, the less-educated and people with lower incomes are paying more for cigarettes and spending a greate
Daily Nation (ke)
added May 30, 2017 21:17
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Tobacco’s killer toxins also wreak havoc on the environment, UN health agency warns

“Tobacco threatens us all,” WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said, explaining: “Tobacco exacerbates poverty, reduces economic productivity, contributes to poor household food choices and pollutes indoor air." The UN health chief’s assessment comes
UN News Service
added May 30, 2017 20:52
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[UK] Smoking kills 7 MILLION people each year - almost double the death toll recorded for the bad habit in 2000 - and will lead to a billion deaths by the end of this century

The startling figures show that tobacco use is now the leading cause of preventable deaths across the world, ahead of obesity. And experts stress the death toll is only going to keep on rising without tougher laws and regulations on cigarettes in develo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 30, 2017 20:47
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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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Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy USD 1.4 trillion annually

The core message of the new report: The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control – an Accelerator for Sustainable Development, is that tobacco is both harmful to health and uniquely undermines sustainable development efforts across economic, social an
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2017 15:25
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World No Smoking Day: Increasing the price of tobacco by 5% reduces consumption by 3.5%

In a 30-year-old study into pricing policy and tobacco consumption, it was found that increasing prices by only 1% reduces consumption by 0.5%. The results have now been published to mark World No Smoking Day on 31 May. Today a 1% increase in the price o
ScienceDaily
added May 30, 2017 03:04
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[Greece] Kids to illustrate smoking dangers on World No Tobacco Day

The Hellenic Society of Cardiology will be marking World No Tobacco Day Wednesday by launching a competition coordinated by the Education Ministry whereby students from across Greece will submit drawings to do with smoking and its consequences.
Kathimerini (gr)
added May 29, 2017 19:27
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Adhunik demands ban on tobacco cultivation

Adhunik (We Prevent Smoking) has demanded that the government should move from tobacco control to a total ban on its cultivation and banish tobacco companies in phases to achieve a tobacco-free Bangladesh by 2040 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Ha
Financial Express (bd)
added May 29, 2017 19:24
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[Asia, Bangladesh] Nearly 40m people consume tobacco, says Maleque

The state minister revealed the statistics at a press briefing at his ministry on the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day-2017. Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim and senior officials were present at the press briefing. With the theme "T
Financial Express (bd)
added May 29, 2017 19:22
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Celebrating 20 years of tobacco control in Europe

The European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention ... To find the answers to those questions, we probably do not need to go very far. Just one generation back in time and there you are. Remember the way we all used to put up with tobacco smoke, de
EurActiv
added May 29, 2017 18:54
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