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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco use and illness on rise among women, girls

An estimated 13 million women in 37 sub-Saharan countries use tobacco in various ways, including snuff, which is common in South Africa. Moeti, who was speaking at the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, said enforcing existing tobacco control la
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 10, 2018 17:32
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WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulation towards maximum protection of public health

Many countries have developed advanced policies to reduce the demand for tobacco, which kills over 7 million people annually, but governments can do much more to implement regulations to control tobacco use, especially by exploiting tobacco product regul
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 10, 2018 16:40
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[Africa, South Africa] Rise in deaths in women from second-hand smoking

Nearly 600000 women died in 2016, more than double the number of men during the same period, said the Atlas,... A recent South African study of two communities in the Western Cape found that over a third of the pregnant women in Mbekweni township - 200 o
Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Mar 9, 2018 20:31
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[Africa, Asia, Mid-east] Report: Big tobacco is targeting the world's most vulnerable to increase profits

The sixth edition of The Tobacco Atlas and its companion website TobaccoAtlas.org finds the tobacco industry is increasingly targeting vulnerable populations in emerging markets, such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, where people are not protected b
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:59
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12 Key Findings from the New Edition of The Tobacco Atlas

The 6th edition of the book and companion website was produced by the American Cancer Society and Vital Strategies. Click through the slideshow to see some of the most interesting findings...VIEW bar graph which shows that the implementation of key toba
American Cancer Society
added Mar 9, 2018 15:57
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SWEANOR: Could Big Tobacco Play a Part in Ending The Smoking Epidemic?

anti-smoking expert David Sweanor...is inviting everyone to consider a different, and perhaps more effective approach. The below is a post by Sweanor explaining this perspective, shared by public health expert Clive Bates on his blog page.
Vaping Post (ch)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:53
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[Africa, South Africa] Report says tobacco kills 5 700 in Malawi: Calls to ratify control treaty keep on growing

Ghebreyesus warned that WHO will not watch the tobacco industry interfering with control efforts to undermine public health Emma Wanyonyi, Director at the Kenyan based, International Institute for Legal Affairs says that Malawi’s policy makers need to m
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:05
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How children around the world are exposed to cigarette advertising

Research in more than 22 countries found cigarettes are being sold and promoted near schools by an industry that needs to recruit the young to maintain profits
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:04
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[Africa, South Africa] Tobacco kills 5, 700 in Malawi yearly—Global atlas report

The launch of the tobacco atlas by the US health think-tanks was one of the major highlights of the World Conference on Tobacco or Health Conference underway in Cape Town, South Africa, which has brought together almost 2 000 people from about experts fro
MaraviPost.com (mw)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:02
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Vape safe? South Africans and their smoking trends are in for a change

Executive Director of the National Council Against Smoking, Savera Kalideen, attended the conference and says that South Africans want change. According to Kalideen, the ideas put forward by Motsoaledi have been tested on a global basis and have been to
TheSouthAfrican.com (za)
added Mar 9, 2018 15:01
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