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WHO Headquarters Leadership Team

Deputy Directors-General Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director-General for Programmes Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed Deputy Director General for Programmes (DDP). A pediatrician from India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosi
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:02
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Wonders in a Grim World: The New York Film Festival’s Best Trick

“Ismael’s Ghosts,” Mr. Desplechin’s new variation on the theme of Mathieu Amalric’s incessant smoking and infrequent shaving, traces curlicues of incident around a triangle composed of Mr. Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard.
New York Times
added Oct 4, 2017 10:51
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[UK] EastEnders' Laila Morse backs Stoptober as she reveals health scare that made her quit smoking for good

tried “about 12 times”. None of it worked...“I went for a cholesterol test. When I went back to get the results, the doctor said, ‘Your cholesterol’s really high....“‘It’s 12, you’re on the point of having a stroke or a heart attack’. Well, it frightened
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:49
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blu Introduces ‘Something Better’ Campaign

blu dispels some of the most common misconceptions around the category. Comprised of innovators, renowned fashion designers, emerging musicians, everyday consumers and more, their unique stories of achieving “Something Better” are designed to give adults
Convenience Store Decisions
added Oct 5, 2017 18:41
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[Nevada] Las Vegas gunman's 'psychopathic' father was one of the FBI's Top Ten most wanted and escaped federal prison then spent a DECADE on the run

The father of the Las Vegas shooter was an FBI most-wanted bank robber and confidence man known as 'Big Daddy'...A report on the FBI Wanted List described him as smoking cigars and cigarettes and enjoying steaks, desserts, gambling, TV and baseball.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 4, 2017 11:04
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[Australia] Ban smoking for under-21s: Andrew Forrest

Western Australian mining billionaire Andrew Forrest is preparing to launch legal action against tobacco firms as part of a campaign to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Mr Forrest will seek billions in compensation for the damage caused by smo
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Oct 2, 2017 13:56
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[New York] Who's the girl? Jonah Hill holds hands with mystery woman as he smokes cigarette during romantic stroll

The Wolf On Wall Street actor teamed his look with black leather shoes, as he puffed away on his cigarette.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 1, 2017 19:10
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[Australia, Canada] Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest plotting 'assault' on the tobacco industry

Suing big tobacco for the costs of smoking-related illnesses is on the radar of an organisation set up by billionaire iron ore magnate and philanthropist Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest. The $75-million Eliminate Cancer Initiative (ECI), funded by Mr Forrest an
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Sep 30, 2017 16:45
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[Asia, India] ‘Second hand smoke a major problem’

Tobacco control efforts in India have been handicapped by the industry’s influence on the political set-up, but the latest survey showing a decline in tobacco users has buoyed activists. In an interview to ARCHANA PHULL in Shimla, Dr Rana spoke of his c
The Statesman (in)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:16
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Production of a Lifetime: Whitney Houston and Clive Davis

But the combination of cocaine and years of heavy cigarette smoking had taken their toll. With her fortune diminishing...She told him that she had finally quit smoking and would be ready to record again that summer. She also said she was swimming daily.
New York Times
added Sep 30, 2017 19:45
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