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[Trinidad And Tobago] ADI Factsheet: Strong link between dementia, smoking

On July 9, in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), ADI launched a new fact sheet revealing the strong link between smoking and the risk of dementia. A pre-launch event took place in Geneva, Switzerland, shortly before the official launch
Newsday/Daily News (tt)
added Aug 19, 2014 06:32
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EDITORIAL: Duelling letters: which one would you sign?

we are dismayed at the eagerness with which some on both sides have fanned the flames of division—and baffled at how the e-cigarette issue has consumed attention that should be directed to the real killer products: conventional cigarettes, the manufacture
Tobacco Control
added Aug 14, 2014 10:29
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6% Less smokers in Russia since smoking ban entered into force

number of smokers in Russia has dropped 6 percent since the country adopted a strong tobacco control legislation last year. The opinion poll shows that that the percentage of smokers has decreased from 41 to 35 percent in the past year.
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Aug 12, 2014 11:43
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WHO: Smoking Increases Risk of Dementia

“This research shows that a decrease in smoking now is likely to result in a substantial decrease in the burden of dementia in the years to come,” said Dr. Shekhar Saxena, Director of the Department for Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO. Tobacco u
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 15, 2014 14:20
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[Spain] Smoking linked to Alzheimer's

recent World Health Organisation study now shows that smoking has been linked with memory disorders. The study concluded that smoking could be attributed not only to 14% of Alzheimer’s cases, but more shockingly, that nicotine may lead to dementia. Smokin
The Olive Press (es)
added Jul 15, 2014 05:20
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[Asia-pacific, Micronesia] Aiming for a tobacco-free Pacific

The World Health Organisation has launched its Tobacco Free Pacific Campaign in a bid to help the region reduce smoking prevalence to less than 5 percent by 2025.
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Jul 14, 2014 22:05
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Our second letter to the WHO, exposing mis-presentation of evidence in Glantz letter

Stanton Glantz prepared a response-letter (and recruited 129 signatories) urging the WHO to treat e-cigarettes as tobacco products. While he tried to present his letter as evidence-based, citing several research papers, there was an obvious attempt to cre
Ecigarette Research Advocates Group
added Jul 14, 2014 21:40
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Smoking increases dementia risk, say experts

SMOKERS have a 45 per cent higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers, experts have said. And the more a person smokes, the higher the risk, according to a new report from World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Alzheimer's Diseas
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jul 10, 2014 23:59
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Smoking to have 'devastating' economic impact in China: WHO

Margaret Chan said there was a real risk that the economic achievements of the past three decades on the mainland could be cancelled out by the huge burden of coping with diseases linked to smoking.
South China Morning Post
added Jul 10, 2014 03:42
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[UK] SMOKERS 'HAVE HIGHER DEMENTIA RISK'

Smokers have a 45% higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers, experts have said. And the more a person smokes, the higher the risk, according to a new report from World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Alzheimer's Disease Internat
Press Association (uk)
added Jul 10, 2014 02:26
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