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Raahgiri says no to smoking, tobacco

The New Indian Express - ‎12 hours ago‎
"Tobacco kills prematurely. On an average, smokers lose 15 years of life and up to half of smokers will die of tobacco-related causes. With proper counselling and will power, one can overcome the problem," Dr Mohapatra said during a street campaign.
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Africa: The Good and Bad in Shisha Smoking

AllAfrica.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
As with ordinary tobacco, staying in the vicinity of shisha smokers exposes people to the dangers of passive smoking while others who share pipes risk contracting contagious infections. "Using a common pipe for smoking carries additional risk of ...
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Tobacco cessation: Gaps in efforts to get Medicaid recipients to quit smoking

Journalist's Resource - ‎May 27, 2016‎
State and federal policymakers strive to reduce the number of low-income adults who use tobacco because of the serious health consequences but also because treatment for smoking-related illnesses is expensive, costing the American public billions of ...
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Health prof: Tobacco tax rise racist

New Zealand Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Dr Marewa Glover, who has spent 23 years in tobacco research and supported further tax increases as recently as last year, says she has changed her mind because the tax increases of 10 per cent a year since 2010 have had no significant effect on ...
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Anti-smoking group urges Duterte to adopt plain-packed cigarettes

Sun.Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
AN ANTI-SMOKING group called Monday on incoming president Rodrigo Duterte to back the international push for the adoption of plain and standardized packaging of tobacco products. In a statement, New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) ...
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Plain cigarette packaging has arrived, but will it reduce smoking?

The Guardian - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Standardised packaging is part of the UK's comprehensive tobacco control strategy which includes tax increases, point of sale display bans, smoking bans and other advertising bans. Together, these strategies are expected to reduce the prevalence of ...

Tobacco smoking cessation in adults and pregnant women

Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The negative effects of smoking while pregnant are well documented, but 10% of women still report using tobacco during the last 3 months of pregnancy.

Grow your own, just don't start, or harden up - smokers react to tobacco tax hikes

Stuff.co.nz - ‎May 25, 2016‎
One of the most controversial items in Thursday's Budget announcement was news that smokers were going to continue to be hit in the pocket by an increase on the tax on tobacco of 10 per cent a year for the next four years. The move will take the price ...
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Axa move threatens to stub out Big Tobacco's smoking returns

News.Markets - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Axa says that tobacco investments clash with its position as a health insurer. But one fund manager, who doesn't wish to be named, tells News.
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World No-Tobacco Day 2016: Doctors' bodies, health groups demand ban on sale of tobacco products on May 31

Daily News & Analysis - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Tobacco use is responsible for nearly 6 million deaths each year worldwide, 600,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. According to the recently-released Global Adult Tobacco Survey, about 35 per cent of the ...
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Every cigarette rots you, inside out (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day) (Comment: Special to IANS)

Business Standard - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Gory pictures on cigarette packets depicting the dangers of smoking have helped people kick the butt. But despite all the images of the diseased lungs and heart, the number of girls taking to the habit of smoking is on the rise. One of the prime ...
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Budget 2016: Tobacco tax hike announced

New Zealand Herald - ‎May 25, 2016‎
"[She] oversaw four annual 10 per cent rises in tobacco excise. She worked tirelessly to put a stop to whanau dying needlessly from smoking-related diseases," Mrs Fox said. Today's tax hikes are part of measures designed to make New Zealand smoke-free ...

Meerschaum: Tobacco Smoking With Style

TheSequitur.com - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Meerschaum is a substance used extensively to create the artistically designed pipes used by discerning tobacco smokers worldwide.

Doctors canvass end to smoking

The Nation Newspaper - ‎May 26, 2016‎
The Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) and the Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria (SOFPON) have said tobacco smoking pose a danger to health. They are seeking ways to stop smoking in Nigeria. AGPMPN's ...
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Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Schizophrenia in Offspring

Psychiatry Advisor - ‎May 24, 2016‎
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, an estimated 19% of adults in the United States smoked cigarettes in 2011.3 Prenatal nicotine exposure, even with maternal smokeless tobacco use, has been related to numerous ...
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How big tobacco lost its final fight for hearts, lungs and minds

The Guardian - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The ruling was the full stop to a story that had its glamorous beginnings in the Mad Men era of the 1960s, when Hollywood made smoking fashionable, but which became ever darker as the tobacco industry connived to suppress evidence of the health risks ...
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Teens vaping for flavours and tricks, not to quit cigarettes

Northamptonshire Telegraph - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The teenage lure of vaping is mainly down to the flavours and the tricks you can do with the smoke, according to a study. Only just over a quarter took up e-cigarettes to help them quit regular smoking. And researchers believe that vaping is ...

Editorial: Tobacco tax increases must be matched by more help for smokers

The Dominion Post - ‎May 27, 2016‎
OPINION: The Government stands accused of making a fortune out of tobacco addicts. The 10 per cent annual increase in tobacco taxes for the next four years will bring in a staggering $425m. The tax increases will, of course, hit the poor hardest. NZ ...
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Cigarette bans and laws to apply to vaping

The Age - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The study also showed most young adults using e-cigs were still smoking tobacco. While Quit Victoria welcomed the move, its director Dr Sarah White said federal laws were still needed to regulate online and print advertising of the devices.
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Here's How Smoking 5 Cigarettes A Day Can Cost You A Crore By The Time You Turn 60

Indiatimes.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
As the world gets ready to observe No-Tobacco Day on 31 May, we did some number crunching to find out the real cost a smoker pays. The biggest drain on the wallet is the price of cigarettes. Cigarettes are priced around Rs 10-15, but we have assumed a ...
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