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[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
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World No Tobacco Day 2015: Stop illicit trade of tobacco products

For World No Tobacco Day 2015, we are calling on countries to work together to end the illicit trade of tobacco products. From many angles, the illicit trade of tobacco products is a major global concern, including health, legal and economic, governance
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 28, 2014 16:15
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[Philippines] Study shows poor people spend more on tobacco

the poorest households in the country spent a larger proportion of their meager income on tobacco than on food, education, health care or savings. The study showed that a Filipino household with an average monthly income of P5,100 spent 2.6 percent o
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (ph)
added Dec 7, 2014 17:42
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[Taiwan] Call to change laws regulating e-cigarettes

“Electronic cigarettes are a type of cigarette, but some manufacturers market the devices as a healthier alternative to conventional tobacco, which has misled young people into thinking that it is okay to use the product,” Lin Ching-li (林清麗), director of
Taipei Times (tw)
added Aug 27, 2014 17:53
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[Africa, Kenya] WHO Wants EAC To Increase Taxes On Tobacco

The East African Community (EAC) Member States are being encouraged to increase taxes on Tobacco to cut down on its intake. The World Health Organization (WHO) has offered to provide technical assistance to the EAC states to develop their capacity to im
Citizen Digital (ke)
added Jun 5, 2014 11:16
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Top secret document shows WHO plans to classify e-cigarettes the same as regular cigarettes

A leaked confidential document has confirmed that the World Health Organisation is planning to classify e-cigarettes the same as regular cigarettes. The document confirms that WHO considers e-cigarettes a "threat" to public health and intends to sideline
Times of India
added May 30, 2014 06:09
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[Europe] Countries urged to sink health risks from asbestos, second-hand smoke and toxic chemicals by 2015

30 countries at the third meeting of the Environment and Health Task Force agreed to boost action to free Europe from asbestos-related diseases and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke and toxic chemicals. The meeting took place in Brussels, Belgium on
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 16, 2013 12:49
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WHO: Tobacco Control Measures Avert Millions of Deaths

. A new WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2013 shows hundreds of millions of non-smokers are less likely to start smoking because of national anti-tobacco campaigns that are reaching three billion people worldwide.
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jul 11, 2013 12:06
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WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013: Enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship [FULL TEXT] (PDF)

World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jul 11, 2013 12:02
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ALCOHOL AND SMOKING CAUSE 36 MILLION DEATHS WORLDWIDE

"Noncommunicable diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide," said Douglas Bettcher, one of the leaders of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the last report about death causes in the world.
The Leader Newspaper, S.L. / CIF (es)
added Jan 13, 2013 23:40
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