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[Taiwan] Study develops prediction model for lung cancer risk in never smokers

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new personalized assessment tool that could better predict lung cancer risk in never, light and heavy smokers using a large Taiwanese prospective cohort study. By incorpora
added Nov 6, 2016 23:03

[Asia-pacific] Personalized Risk Assessment in Never, Light, and Heavy Smokers in a prospective cohort in Taiwan [FREE FULL TEXT]

The risk model for heavy smokers can allow us to stratify heavy smokers into subgroups with distinct risks, which, if applied to low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening, may greatly reduce false positives.
Scientific Reports
added Nov 6, 2016 23:03

[Asia, Taiwan] Taichung to ban smoking in some outdoor arcades

City Government and four major convenience store chains are cooperating to introduce a ban on smoking in outdoor arcades starting in January. The city government said it has long received public complaints about second-hand smoke in the major chainstores
Taipei Times (tw)
added Nov 4, 2016 17:29

[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] Taipei’s first non-smoking commercial zone unveiled

A pedestrian zone surrounding the Chianti Plaza in Taipei’s Xinyi District has been designated as the city’s first non-smoking commercial district. The Taipei Department of Environmental Protection and the Taipei Department of Health yesterday jointly set
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 22, 2016 21:38

[Asia, Taiwan] HPA to push for change to e-cigarette regulation

Health Promotion Administration (HPA) officials yesterday promised to push for amendments to the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act to regulate e-cigarettes and increase taxes on ordinary cigarettes in response to the demands of ant-smoking lobbyists. Introd
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 12, 2016 15:39

[Asia, Taiwan] Protests call for tobacco operating license reversal

The Executive Yuan should revoke the operating license for a massive new Japanese-owned tobacco factory, anti-smoking advocates said yesterday, blasting the government for approving the investment and providing subsidies. “We do not want Taiwan to become
Taipei Times (tw)
added Aug 5, 2016 13:02

[Asia-pacific, Taiwan] 7-Eleven called out for selling tobacco to minors

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- 7-Eleven was the top violator among all convenience stores last year in selling cigarettes to minors, according to the results of a Consumers' Foundation investigation released Thursday.
The China Post (tw)
added May 19, 2016 21:33

[Asia, Taiwan] Tests find formaldehyde in all e-cigarette liquids

all e-cigarette liquids it tested contained formaldehyde and 90.3 percent contained acetaldehyde, leading the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) to say it would work toward regulating e-cigarettes along with tobacco products.
Taipei Times (tw)
added May 16, 2016 17:39

[Asia, Taiwan] Foundation warns over e-cigarettes

A health foundation yesterday said that there is no clear evidence that smoking electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) can help people quit smoking, but might even extend the time that smokers take to quit. The John Tung Foundation, a non-governmental orga
Taipei Times (tw)
added May 1, 2016 17:42

[Asia, Taiwan] Smoking advocate protests Taipei plan to enrich 'rats'

policy aimed at encouraging people to report smokers found to be in breach of regulations would create a “fearful” social atmosphere akin to that of the Martial Law era, when the public were encouraged to report on possible Chinese spies, a protester said
Taipei Times (tw)
added Apr 7, 2016 20:00
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