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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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[Asia] WHO urges China to tackle state tobacco monopoly in battle on smoking

China must separate the conflicting promotion and prevention roles of its state tobacco monopoly to reduce smoking-related deaths, which number as much as 1 million a year, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. With more than
Reuters
added Jul 9, 2014 11:14
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[Canada] Letter: SHATENSTEIN: E-cigarettes are not innocuous

The Gazette notes that a group of 53 leading medical experts wrote the World Health Organization (WHO) extolling the virtues of e-cigarettes but neglects to mention that a second group of 129 public health and medical authorities also wrote to WHO Direct
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Jul 5, 2014 19:05
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Azerbaijan celebrates World No Tobacco day

Azerbaijan celebrates World No Tobacco day 04-07-2014 On 31 May 2014, the second "No Smoking Film Festival" was launched in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. There were many prominent people that participated in the event - the Ministry of Health, the mem
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 4, 2014 11:02
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