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More Africans at risk of chronic illness: WHO

A World Health Organization (WHO) survey of 33 countries has shown that most adults in Africa have at least one risk factor increasing their chance of developing deadly lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. These include smoking,
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 28, 2016 18:10
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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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2016 YEAR IN REVIEW (PDF)

World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 21, 2016 19:38
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Africa battles rise in deadly lifestyle illnesses

A World Health Organisation (WHO) survey released Tuesday showed that most Africans had at least one risk factor for developing one of these diseases, such as smoking, a lack of exercise, poor diet and obesity.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Dec 20, 2016 22:18
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Halfdan Mahler, Who Shifted W.H.O.’s Focus to Primary Care, Dies at 93

was the third director general of the World Health Organization, leading it from 1973 to 1988...He banned smoking at the organization’s headquarters — smashing an ashtray to make his point. After retiring from the W.H.O., he directed the International Pl
New York Times
added Dec 16, 2016 16:10
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VESPA: The U.S. Spends How Much On Tobacco Control?

president-elect does have a creed that he has taken to heart ever since his brother Fred died, which has passed on to is children: No drinking, no drugs, and no smoking. If anything, Trump could boost funding to this effort to further control tobacco
Town Hall
added Dec 14, 2016 21:23
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[India] JOHNSON: United Nations works against press freedom when it comes to world health arm

I’ve experienced the WHO’s assault on media firsthand. During a WHO tobacco control meeting held last month in India, journalists were improperly banned from a taxpayer-funded legislative meeting of representatives of more than 180 countries who were dis
The Hill
added Dec 10, 2016 00:29
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World No Tobacco Day 2017: Tobacco – a threat to development

It will demonstrate the threats that the tobacco industry poses to the sustainable development of all countries, including the health and economic well-being of their citizens. It will propose measures that governments and the public should take to promo
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 9, 2016 23:54
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[Switzerland] Swiss parliament rejects tobacco advertising ban

A plan put forward by Federal Councillor Alain Berset to restrict tobacco advertising was rejected by parliament today by 101 votes to 75.... Berset’s proposed rules would have banned advertising in public spaces, in cinemas, in the press and on the inte
Le News (ch)
added Dec 9, 2016 13:36
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[UK] SIEGEL: Dishonesty of Vaping Opponents (Health Agencies) is Out of Control; Urgent Action is Needed

How ironic that Professor Gilmore is attacking the tobacco industry for opposing "any policy that would reduce" tobacco use, while at the very same time (and in the same sentence) she is vigorously opposing one of the most promising strategies ever for r
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Nov 28, 2016 15:29
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