Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study

Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases. That’s the conclusion of researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center after analyzing 20 prospective cohort studies from mainland China, Japan, South […]

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Every cigarette is harmful, that is why we need a ban on tobacco advertising

Germany is the only country in the EU, in the advertising of tobacco and cigarettes is still allowed. But that could change, perhaps soon, the call for an advertising ban on louder and louder. On the Internet, radio and television, and in magazines advertising of tobacco products is already prohibited. On exterior surfaces such as billboards or advertising pillars, however, […]

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Major tobacco companies pay almost no corporation tax despite massive profits

The world’s four major tobacco companies—two of which have HQs in the UK—are paying minimal UK corporation tax despite enormous reported profits, according to findings from new research published in the Journal of Public Health. The study, authored by researchers at the University of Bath, suggests that the UK needs far better reporting standards for corporation tax in order to […]

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Each cigarette is poisoning our body E-cigarettes can facilitate Smoking cessation

English health authorities recommend E-cigarettes to stop Smoking Through a large-scale campaign, the English health authorities want to motivate the population to give up Smoking, by demonstrating the drastic Health effects that arise from each cigarette. To Stop the experts recommend a change to the E-cigarette. Public Health England (PHE) has published a number of short films that show the […]

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High risk alternative tobacco products disproportionately sold in low-income communities

Retailers in minority and low-income communities are more likely to sell and advertise the most inexpensive and risky alternative tobacco products, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Potentially less risky, non-combusted products such as smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes are more accessible in higher income and predominantly White neighborhoods. Until this study, little […]

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Air pollution is the new tobacco and is killing millions per year

Air pollution is the new tobacco and is killing seven million people a year and harming billions more, head of World Health Organisation warns More than 90 per cent of the world’s population suffers from toxic air pollution Toxic air is ‘a silent public health emergency’, World Health Organisation warns UK urban areas have illegal levels of pollution causing more […]

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