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[Asia-pacific, Thailand] ‘Stop smoking’ plea as habit kills 50,000 Thais every year

“These deaths mean the loss of breadwinners for so many families too,” Action on Smoking and Health Foundation Thailand secretary-general Prof Dr Prakit Vathesatogkit said at an event marking World No Tobacco Day, which falls tomorrow. The theme of thi
The Nation (th)
added May 30, 2017 21:21
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[Asia, Pakistan] Rights groups, civil society hold picket outside NPC

rights groups, health organizations and civil society are gathering outside the National Press Club tomorrow (Tuesday) to call upon the government to take tangible measures against tobacco industry. The industry, they says is spreading disease and death i
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added May 30, 2017 21:18
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[Asia] Ban on foreign funds for non-profit PHFI may hurt India health programmes

The PHFI denied it had lobbied anyone but said it did take part in information campaigns on the dangers of tobacco use on the instructions of the health ministry.
Reuters
added May 30, 2017 20:56
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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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[Australia] Call for total ban on smoking in presence of children

THE Cancer Council has today called for a ban on smoking around children. Hundreds of thousands of Queensland kids live with a smoker, and attempts to protect them from toxic drift by puffing in the back yard or in another room are pointless. And light
Brisbane (QLD) Courier-Mail (au)
added May 30, 2017 15:29
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The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control an Accelerator for Sustainable Development

have produced this Discussion Paper to support Parties to the Convention, development partners, civil society, academia and other stakeholders to accelerate tobacco control and sustainable development in an integrated manner. The paper documents how stren
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 30, 2017 15:27
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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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[Ireland] Health technology assessment (HTA) of smoking cessation interventions (PDF) (391pp)

Smoking cessation services should seek to increase the uptake of the use of varenicline, alone or in combination with NRT, among smokers wishing to use some type of pharmacological support in their attempt to quit. Although the available results for e
Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) (ie)
added May 30, 2017 15:23
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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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Recruiting and retaining youth and young adults: challenges and opportunities in survey research for tobacco control

We discuss challenges and opportunities of panel recruitment and retention methods in an effort to provide valuable information for tobacco control researchers seeking to obtain representative, population-based samples of youth and young adults in the U.S
Tobacco Control
added May 30, 2017 02:42
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