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EDITORIAL: China and the Toll of Smoking

put explicit, disturbing photos of the harmful effects of smoking on cigarette packages — blackened lungs, oral cancer sores and the like. This has been effective in other countries, and it will be more so in China, because most Chinese smokers are unawar
New York Times
added Apr 17, 2014 09:57

[UK] E-cigarettes: a solution with which the World Health Organisation has a problem

E-cigarettes may be facing their greatest challenge yet, as elements of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have suggested plans to regulate the electronic devices as stringently as conventional tobacco, according to leaked documents seen by the Financia
City A.M. (uk)
added Apr 14, 2014 08:53

WHO plans to regulate e-cigarettes in same way as normal tobacco ($$)

Leaked documents seen by the Financial Times revealed that parts of the WHO are keen to classify the battery-powered devices as tobacco under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, a WHO treaty that obliges governments to curtail smoking rates acros
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 13, 2014 23:22

[Asia, China] WHO suggests graphic warnings in tobacco control

Experts said China's text warnings, such as "Smoking is hazardous to your health," no longer reduce smoker numbers, and need to be replaced by graphic warnings. The suggestion comes from a report by WHO and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evalu
Xinhua Newswire
added Apr 9, 2014 00:21

[UK] Effect of smoke-free legislation on perinatal and child health: a systematic review and meta-analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoke-free legislation is associated with substantial reductions in preterm births and hospital attendance for asthma. Together with the health benefits in adults, this study provides strong support for WHO recommendations to create smoke-free environmen
The Lancet (uk)
added Mar 28, 2014 13:35

[Asia] China needs comprehensive tobacco advertising ban: WHO

Bernhard Schwartlander, WHO representative in China, made the comments in a statement following a submission by the WHO to the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, China's Cabinet, this week. The office had invited comments from the public o
Xinhua Newswire
added Mar 28, 2014 11:25

Air pollution

Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and fores
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 25, 2014 07:30

7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health ... Outdoor air pollution-caused deaths ... 40% – ischaemic heart disease; 40% – stroke; 11% – chronic obstructive pulmonary diseas
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 25, 2014 06:57

[Asia, Malaysia] Ipoh's smoke-free gurdwara gets WHO recognition

Gurdwara Sahib Greentown has been awarded the Blue Ribbon of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in recognition of it being a smoke-free religious premises. It is the first gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) in the country to be accorded the honour.
The Star (my)
added Mar 17, 2014 00:18

[Asia, China, Hong Kong] Cigarette tax still failing to meet international standard

Increase of tax by HK$4 per pack fails to meet 70% level recommended by WHO, as some manufacturers have raised their prices
South China Morning Post
added Mar 9, 2014 23:49
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