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[Asia, Qatar] Health ministry to hold tobacco survey in schools

The GYTS will be conducted in schools by collecting data from students aged 13 to 15 through a questionnaire that includes questions about the attitudes, behaviours and students’ knowledge on tobacco consumption, exposure to use, and their exposure to it
Gulf Times (qa)
added Mar 1, 2018 17:57
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Smoking Rates Around the World

The WHO lists on its websites these three important facts about tobacco use: Tobacco kills up to half of its users. Tobacco kills more than 7 million people each year. More than 6 million of those deaths are from direct tobacco use. Around 890, 000 non-
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Feb 26, 2018 22:42
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Pledging to make KL smoke-free

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking in the city as part of its latest initiative to create a Smoke-Free Kuala Lumpur. The initiative was launched today as part of the Partnership For Healthy Cities, a global network of
The Star (my)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:30
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WHO condemns misleading use of its name in marketing of heated tobacco products

(BAT) is launching a new heated tobacco product, “glo”. In materials promoting the launch of the product,...BAT has made statements that could be incorrectly perceived as implying that [WHO] is endorsing this product as a less harmful alternative to ciga
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Feb 12, 2018 21:03
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MOORE: View from THE LEFT Tobacco Use Is Holding Back the Developing World

The majority of the WHO tobacco control strategies apply to, and directly affect tobacco users themselves, but non-users should be just as invested in the battle against tobacco consumption. Aside from the fact that nearly one million of the tobacco-rela
Merion West
added Jan 25, 2018 20:58
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[Asia, India] Passive smoking remains a major concern, and we don’t realise that

Responding to queries for the Global Adult Tobacco Survey 2 (GATS-2) conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), along with the World Health Organisation and the Indian government’s Ministry of Health, 23.9% of the respondents from Karnata
The News Minute (in)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:54
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[Africa] Tunisia launches ‘Yakfi’ quit smoking campaign

The Ministry of Public Health in Tunisia has re-launched a programme which it hopes will encourage its citizens to stop smoking. First launched in 2016, the “Yakfi” campaign comes as part of the cooperation between the Ministry of Public Health, the Wor
Middle East Monitor (MEMO) (uk)
added Jan 2, 2018 22:36
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[Africa, Kenya] Big Tobacco’s ‘healthier’ alternatives to cigarettes meets skepticism

During a stakeholders’ meeting held in Nairobi two weeks ago, Leadership Impact Dynamics founder Ade Adeyam said the industry must offer alternative products as a tool to help stop smoking. “We believe we can have a big impact on public health by promot
East African Standard (ke)
added Dec 26, 2017 03:52
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World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and heart disease / Date: 31 May 2018

The campaign will increase awareness on the: link between tobacco and heart and other cardiovascular diseases (CVD), including stroke, which combined are the world’s leading causes of death; feasible actions and measures that key audiences, including gov
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 22, 2017 02:01
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GHEBREYESUS/VAZQUEZ: Seeing Through Big Tobacco’s Smokescreen

Even today, the same tobacco companies are marketing new products... If national leaders, health ministers, and finance chiefs ever wondered how far they should go to regulate tobacco products, Big Tobacco’s admissions, together with investors’ second tho
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Dec 20, 2017 19:22
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