Cigarette smoking costs $1 trillion annually says WHO; India has second-largest number of smokers - International Business Times, India Edition

The combined costs of healthcare expenditure and lost productivity is about $1 trillion every year, says World Health Organisation (WHO). S V Krishnamachari. January 12, 2017 13:48 IST. cigarette smoking, tobacco smoking cancer, cigarette related ...

National tobacco control law described as priority - China.org.cn

It is estimated that about 10 percent of the entire population of China - the world's biggest tobacco consuming country, with more than 300 million smokers - now have legal protection against secondhand smoke due to tobacco control regulations ...

Russia aims to ban cigarettes for everyone born after 2014 - Pulse Headlines

According to RadioFreeEurope, the Russian Health Ministry has proposed a ban on the sale of cigarettes to anyone born after the year 2014, even if they turn 18, which is the legal age for smoking in Russia. They expect the ban to take place in 2033 ...

WHO: Global Smoking Deaths to Hit 8 Million Annually by 2030 - MedPage Today

By 2030, smoking-related deaths are projected to rise by more than a third to around 8 million a year worldwide, according to a new report from the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Smoking is currently responsible for ...

Russia considers cigarette ban - Newstalk 106-108 fm

Russia's health ministry is considering plans to to ban the sale of cigarettes to everyone born after 2014. The country has put this radical move on the table despite the fact that it only introduced restrictions on smoking in public in 2013. Nikolai ...

E-smoking emerging health risk - Pakistan Today

Electronic-cigarettes, a battery-operated device developed as an alternative to normal cigarettes is also causing cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Around 100,000 people die annually due to tobacco use, and the popularity of e-cigarettes among ...