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Poorer countries fail to act on smoking due to big tobacco threats, says WHO

Many low- and middle-income countries are too scared by the threats and misinformation of big tobacco to raise the price of cigarettes, even though it would hugely benefit both health and the economy, according to a major new report.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 12, 2017 21:57
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Monograph 21: The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control (PDF) (688pp)

Conclusion 1: The global health and economic burden of tobacco use is enormous and is increasingly borne by low- and middle-income countries. As chapter 2 shows, the number of smokers age 15 years and older in the world—about 1.1 billion—has changed
Cancer Control and Population Services (NCI)
added Jan 10, 2017 16:25
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NCI Tobacco Control Monograph Series 21 - The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control

This monograph, a collaboration between the National Cancer Institute and WHO, examines the current research and evidence base surrounding the economics of tobacco control—including tobacco use, tobacco growing, manufacturing and trade, tobacco product t
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 10, 2017 16:21
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Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives

Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the National Cancer Institute of the United St
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 10, 2017 16:20
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Smoking costs the world economy $1 trillion per year, World Health Organization says

A study published Tuesday, Jan. 10, said smoking will kill a third more people by 2030, rising from six to eight million deaths a year. The World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute's study also said smoking costs the global econom
Washington Post
added Jan 10, 2017 16:18
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[Mid-east, Syria] WILLIAMS: Time to Defund the Taxpayer-Subsidized United Nations

In the midst of a raging civil war, the World Health Organization has recently pushed the Syrian government to reduce smoking rates in its country. This is a clear indication that the United Nations is out of touch with what’s important.
InsideSources
added Jan 6, 2017 01:16
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[UK] BAULD: I’ll say it again: E-cigarettes are still far safer than smoking

Despite evidence suggesting e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking, more people than ever believe them to be just as harmful. Professor Linda Bauld discusses the evidence
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 2, 2017 17:25
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[Asia, China] WHO commends Shenzhen’s move to create 100% smoke-free environment

Starting on 1 January 2017, Shenzhen will offer all of its citizens and visitors a 100% smoke-free environment in all indoor public places. “Shenzhen will join a growing list of cities around the world where smoking in indoor public venues is completely
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jan 2, 2017 17:29
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[Europe, UK] 2016 in e-cigarettes – rapid change, new regulation, and some shocks

May 2016 saw the two biggest regulatory developments in the short history of the e-cigarette so far. But the U.S. deeming regulations and European TPD were far from the only stories brought to you by ECigIntelligence in another year of rapid change – in
ECigIntelligence (uk)
added Dec 30, 2016 23:08
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6,000 people in Ireland died smoking related deaths in 2016 sparking calls for action

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said that 6 million people worldwide died this year from smoking or passive smoking, 5,900 of which were Irish. ASH, which is short for Action on Smoking and Health, are calling for people to consider the dangers of s
Irish Daily Mirror (ie)
added Dec 28, 2016 15:35
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