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[Asia] WHO China launches smoke-free campaign targeting youth

(WHO) started a "smoke-free generation" media campaign in Beijing Thursday targeting young Chinese. China is in the grip of a national tobacco epidemic, and children are most susceptible with cigarettes portrayed as fashionable and alluring in popular cu
Xinhua Newswire
added Jun 2, 2017 18:03
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[Asia] The smoky future of the tobacco farmers in India / No Tobacco Day asks rhetoric questions to India’s stand

‘At the crossroads of life and livelihood’ was a perfect name given to a study done on India’s tobacco industry; the second largest in the world after China. As the country endorses campaigns against the consumption of tobacco, the alternative employment
MIG - Media India Group (fr)
added Jun 1, 2017 22:36
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Sex and age specific projections of smoking prevalence in Spain: a Bayesian approach

smoking prevalence will decrease during 2012-2025 in all age groups for both sexes except for women aged 40-64. ...These results highlight the need to strengthen public health interventions that focus on reducing tobacco use in adult women aged 40-64 year
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 1, 2017 20:49
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Cigarette Taxes Touted by WHO as One of Best Ways to Cut Smoking

“Increasing tobacco tax and prices is one of the most-effective, yet least-utilized control measures that countries can use,” Douglas Bettcher, director of the WHO’s department on prevention of non-communicable diseases, said in a video interview. “Taxes
Bloomberg News
added Jun 1, 2017 03:06
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[UK] World must stop investing in tobacco say fund managers in charge of $3.8 trillion

”We strive within our own scope of action to support the ambition of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in line with our commitment to the positive role finance can play in sustainable development more broadly".
The Independent (uk)
added May 31, 2017 18:33
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Tobacco and its environmental impact: an overview (PDF) (72pp)

This overview opens the lid on a Pandora’s Box containing the quieter but shockingly widespread impacts of tobacco from an environmental perspective. The tobacco industry damages the environment in ways that go far beyond the effects of the smoke tha
World Health Organization (WHO)
added May 31, 2017 17:10
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[Asia, India] While the West quits, developing world goes up in smoke

Several decades of anti-smoking regulations have produced a skew in the global map of smoking. Last year, the United Kingdom (UK) reported an all-time low in the number of smokers. But India has had a 36 per cent increase in the number of smokers since 19
New Indian Express (in)
added May 31, 2017 15:06
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Study reveals high environmental cost of tobacco

From crop to pack, tobacco commands an intensive use of resources and forces the release of harmful chemicals in the soil and waterways, as well as significant amounts of greenhouse gases. Its leftovers linger, as tobacco litter is the biggest component
CNN
added May 31, 2017 14:45
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Russian showpieces to be tobacco-free events

This year’s FIFA Confederations Cup and next year’s FIFA World Cup™ will be tobacco-free events. FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced the news this Wednesday 31 May... Here, FIFA.com highlights the key dates in FIFA’s work towards smoke
FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) (ch)
added May 31, 2017 14:16
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Stronger Tobacco-control Measures Vital, WHO Warns

WHO calls tobacco a threat to development. Besides the heavy toll in lives lost, global estimates show that "tobacco costs the global economy $1.4 trillion a year," or 1.8 percent of global gross domestic product. The WHO notes this estimate takes into c
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added May 30, 2017 23:59
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