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[South Africa] CASTRO / DAIN: Turning the tide on avoidable deaths in Africa

Nowhere are the battle lines between public health authorities and Big Tobacco... In September, the United Nations will hold a High-Level meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases as well as the first ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, now the biggest i
Daily Maverick (za)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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Over half a million children in India are smoking cigarettes everyday

For all the government’s efforts to discourage smoking, it remains a common sight across India. What’s worse is that the deadly habit can begin incredibly early, affecting children as young as 10 years old. There are over 625,000 Indian children (pdf) a
Quartz
added Mar 20, 2018 22:18
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Majority of U.S. Adults Have Poor Heart Health: Study

"We can encourage diet and exercise by increasing access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise. These are influenced by communities and policy makers. Smoking rates can be influenced by tobacco control policies, such as smoking restrictions, tax p
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[Hawaii] AUDIO: Department of Health: Tobacco Use Reduction Saves $1B in Health Care Costs

unveiled its latest report, Hawai’i’s Tobacco Landscape, to announce the achievement of a major milestone in its prevention efforts. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Hawaii Public Radio
added Apr 7, 2018 20:38
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Smoking-attributable Mortality by State in 2014, U.S.

Cigarette smoking continues to cause a substantial proportion of deaths in every state, with the highest population-attributable fractions in Nevada and the South. The continuing high burden in states with longstanding tobacco control, like California, h
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Mar 26, 2018 15:01
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Potential health impact of strong tobacco control policies in 11 South Eastern WHO European Region countries

The projections show that large health effects can be achieved and the results can be used as an advocacy tool towards acceleration of the enforcement of tobacco control laws in WHO European Region countries.
European Journal of Public Health
added Mar 26, 2018 14:59
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Potential Public Health Effects of Reducing Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes in the United States [FREE FULL TEXT]

reducing the nicotine level in cigarettes has the potential to substantially reduce the enormous burden of smoking-related death and disease. We estimate that a nicotine product standard for cigarettes in the United States could save millions of lives and
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Mar 16, 2018 04:21
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[Florida] Health groups say proposed constitutional amendment would increase smoking rates

A proposed constitutional amendment making its way through the Constitution Revision Commission is looking to put more money into cancer research, but health groups oppose it, because the money would come out of the state’s tobacco prevention program. F
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 16, 2018 18:08
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Putin claims credit for healthier Russia as vodka intake falls

Life expectancy has risen to 73 years, up from just under 65 in 2003, a pace among the fastest in the world, Mr Putin said at his state of the nation speech... “Healthy people and healthy habits... Smoking and drinking have fallen sharply, following gover
Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 13, 2018 16:16
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Fewer smokers with graphic health warnings

NVAP president Emer Rojas said the main purpose of Republic Act No. 10643 or the GHW Law has been achieved in both informing would-be smokers and warning current smokers on the dangers of cigarette smoking. “We are now seeing less smokers and those who
Manila Standard (ph)
added Mar 11, 2018 19:50
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