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[Africa, Kenya] You're Killing People, Tobacco Firms Told

THE World Health Organisation has put cigarette makers on the spot for flouting anti-tobacco laws like the ban on advertising. Last week, health officials from Africa met in Nairobi to mark 10 years of the WHO's framework convention on tobacco control (
added Mar 3, 2015 14:08

[UK] THOMPSON: ‘Smoking kills, nicotine doesn’t’: a huge boost for campaigners who say e-cigs save lives

Derek Yach has done more than any man alive to eradicate smoking....But his article in today’s Spectator Health breaks ranks with former colleagues in the WHO...Their ‘intransigence’ threatens the lives of millions, he argues. As matters stand, a billion
The Spectator (uk)
added Feb 21, 2015 22:09

[Africa, Ivory Coast] WHO not doing enough to roll back tobacco -NGO

Head of the UNESCO University Committee Club against Drug (GLUCOD) Lacina Tall has asserted.The GLUCOD chairman was speaking during a workshop ahead of the adoption at the Ivorian National Assembly of an anti-tobacco draft bill to battle the consumption
APA - African Press Agency (sn)
added Feb 13, 2015 17:54

What everyone needs to know about e-cigarettes

What exactly am I inhaling when I use e-cigarettes? Are e-cigarettes safer to use than cigarettes and other tobacco products? What are the health risks of using e-cigarettes? Can I be addicted to e-cigarettes?
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 13, 2015 15:01

WHO report highlights Turkey's action against smoking

Turkey is first country to use best measures available to cut tobacco use, report says, as 6m people die of smoking globally each year. World Bulletin / News Desk
World Bulletin (tr)
added Jan 20, 2015 23:08

[Asia] Probability of death by NCDs has gone up in India: WHO

In 2012 there were some 1.1 billion smokers worldwide, with over eight out of 10 tobacco smokers smoking daily. Manufactured cigarettes is the most common form of smoked tobacco and is used by over 90 per cent of current smokers. Globally smoking prevalen
Zee News (in)
added Jan 19, 2015 10:26

[Asia, China] AUDIO: WHO's Tobacco Control Video Competition

Our reporter Zhou Jingnan takes a look at the latest efforts from the China office of the World Health Organization to engage young people in the fight against smoking.
China Radio International (CRI) (cn)
added Jan 19, 2015 02:20

[Europe] EVIDENCE BRIEF: Plain packaging of tobacco products: measures to decrease smoking initiation and increase cessation (PDF)

Studies have revealed that plain packaging reduces the attractiveness of the product, particularly to women and young people. ... increase awareness about the risks related to tobacco consumption, encouraging more people to quit and fewer to start. In
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 15, 2015 09:54

[Europe] Plain tobacco packaging encourages more people to stop smoking and fewer to start

A new evidence brief by WHO/Europe — Plain packaging of tobacco products: measures to decrease smoking initiation and increase cessation — provides evidence of the effectiveness of plain packaging measures in smoking prevention and cessation.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 15, 2015 09:48

[Asia] Smoking kills 2.5 lakh a year in Bangladesh

Every year 2.5 lakh Bangladeshis die due to tobacco and the rate of death is 28 per hour, according to a report of World Health Organization (WHO) that was presented in a seminar yesterday.
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Jan 12, 2015 23:36
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