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Tanzania to formulate law to control tobacco related diseases - Xinhua

Tanzania to formulate law to control tobacco related diseasesXinhuaDAR ES SALAAM, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The government of Tanzania said on Wednesday plans were afoot to formulate and implement a law aimed at controlling tobacco related diseases in the east African nation. Ummy Mwalimu, the Minister for Health, said ...and more »

Free medical aid for smokers who are trying to quit - The Star, Kenya;

Free medical aid for smokers who are trying to quit - The Star, Kenya

The Star, KenyaFree medical aid for smokers who are trying to quitThe Star, KenyaAbout 50 per cent of Kenya's estimated three million smokers are struggling to kick the deadly habit, the Health ministry says. Health PS Julius Korir yesterday urged smokers to seek free medical help, instead of trying to stop the habit on their own.and more »

China struggles to kick world-leading cigarette habit: study - The Daily Star

China struggles to kick world-leading cigarette habit: studyThe Daily StarBEIJING: Most smokers in China, the world's largest tobacco consumer, have no intention of kicking the habit and remain unaware of some of its most damaging health effects, Chinese health officials and outside researchers said Wednesday. An estimated ...and more »

'Firm implementation' of anti-smoking laws pledged - Jordan Times;

'Firm implementation' of anti-smoking laws pledged - Jordan Times

Jordan Times'Firm implementation' of anti-smoking laws pledgedJordan TimesAMMAN — On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday, health sector stakeholders pledged “firm implementation” of the Public Health Law as of July 1. Amendments to the law were endorsed earlier this month, imposing further restrictions ...and more »

KFL&A Public Health calls for standardized packaging for cigarettes - CKWS;

KFL&A Public Health calls for standardized packaging for cigarettes - CKWS

CKWSKFL&A Public Health calls for standardized packaging for cigarettesCKWSPublic Health is advocating for the federal government to make good on their promise for legislation for plain and standardized packaging for cigarettes. Darryn Davis has more… Smoking tobacco has a direct health care cost of over 2 billion dollars a ...and more »

Even after a partial ban on smoking - Greater Kashmir;

Even after a partial ban on smoking - Greater Kashmir

Greater KashmirEven after a partial ban on smokingGreater KashmirDespite ban on smoking by the government in public places, offices, educational institutions, etc. it seems smoking is on a rise, which can be justified by the fact that lung cancer in Kashmir is rapidly rising which is directly related to smoking in ...and more »

Theatre artistes scream their lungs out against smoking - The Shillong Times;

Theatre artistes scream their lungs out against smoking - The Shillong Times

The Shillong TimesTheatre artistes scream their lungs out against smokingThe Shillong TimesNew Delhi: When the god of death, Yamraj, finds that he is being saddled with too much work, he decides to look for the reason on earth. He finds the answer — and it leaves him coughing in a cloud of smoke. The Hindu deity of death and Chitragupta ...and more »

PRESS RELEASE: World No Tobacco Day observance - St. Lucia News Online (press release);

PRESS RELEASE: World No Tobacco Day observance - St. Lucia News Online (press release)

St. Lucia News Online (press release)PRESS RELEASE: World No Tobacco Day observanceSt. Lucia News Online (press release)tobacco2 Today, May 31st 2017, the world observes world no tobacco day under the theme Tobacco, a threat to development. Today's observation is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the ...and more »

On World No Tobacco Day, Dept urges smokers to kick habit for 24 hours - Eyewitness News;

On World No Tobacco Day, Dept urges smokers to kick habit for 24 hours - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness NewsOn World No Tobacco Day, Dept urges smokers to kick habit for 24 hoursEyewitness NewsThe Health Department says even though the number of smokers in SA has reduced since 2000, smoking remains the leading cause of deadly respiratory illnesses. Picture: Pixabay.com. Smoking · World No Tabaco Day. Email; Print ...and more »

Vellore officials target smokers - The Hindu;

Vellore officials target smokers - The Hindu

The HinduVellore officials target smokersThe HinduA strong message: Students taking out a rally as part of the World No Tobacco Day in Vellore on Wednesday. | Photo Credit: C_VENKATACHALAPATHY. Staff Reporter. Vellore, May 31, 2017 23:04 IST. Updated: May 31, 2017 23:04 IST. more-in ...and more »

Environment New Study Reveals Smoking Isn't Just Killing People, It's Killing the Environment - TheInertia.com;

Environment New Study Reveals Smoking Isn't Just Killing People, It's Killing the Environment - TheInertia.com

TheInertia.comEnvironment New Study Reveals Smoking Isn't Just Killing People, It's Killing the EnvironmentTheInertia.comCigarettes are a global health epidemic. More than seven million people die per year from tobacco use, leading the World Health Organization to call the substance the world's largest cause of preventable death. By now smokers and non-smokers are well ...and more »

'World No Tobacco' day observed - Pakistan Today;

'World No Tobacco' day observed - Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today'World No Tobacco' day observedPakistan Today'World No Tobacco' day was observed on Wednesday to highlight health risks associated with tobacco use, and to advocate effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2017 was 'Tobacco – a threat to ...and more »

WORLD: WHO warns that tobacco kills an estimated 7 million people annually - St. Lucia News Online;

WORLD: WHO warns that tobacco kills an estimated 7 million people annually - St. Lucia News Online

St. Lucia News OnlineWORLD: WHO warns that tobacco kills an estimated 7 million people annuallySt. Lucia News Online2017-05-31-10_33_46-who-warns-that-tobacco- World No Tobacco Day is being observed globally on Wednesday amid a warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) that smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people annually.and more »

World No Tobacco Day: Group wants govt to implement anti-smoking policies - TheCable;

World No Tobacco Day: Group wants govt to implement anti-smoking policies - TheCable

TheCableWorld No Tobacco Day: Group wants govt to implement anti-smoking policiesTheCableThe Center for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN) has called for effective health policies that would reduce the use of tobacco products in Nigeria. The group noted that unrestricted use and access to tobacco products is a threat to the achievement ...and more »

Bangladesh observes World No-Tobacco Day highlighting devastating impact on families - Bangladesh News 24 hours;

Bangladesh observes World No-Tobacco Day highlighting devastating impact on families - Bangladesh News 24 hours

Bangladesh News 24 hoursBangladesh observes World No-Tobacco Day highlighting devastating impact on familiesBangladesh News 24 hoursAnti-tobacco organisations in Bangladesh observed the 'World No-Tobacco Day' on Wednesday highlighting the devastating impact of tobacco consumptions on families. According to research organisation Progga, families, where tobacco is consumed, ...and more »

Study reveals high environmental cost of tobacco - MyHighPlains

Study reveals high environmental cost of tobaccoMyHighPlains(CNN) - Smoking kills 7 million people a year, and it scars the planet through deforestation, pollution and littering. Details of the environmental cost of tobacco are revealed in a study released Wednesday by the World Health Organization, adding to ...and more »

Infographic: Tobacco lobbying in the US, year by year - WPTV.com;

Infographic: Tobacco lobbying in the US, year by year - WPTV.com

WPTV.comInfographic: Tobacco lobbying in the US, year by yearWPTV.comToday, the World Health Organization (WHO) is promoting 'No Tobacco Day.' This year, the focus is on how tobacco not only harms our health, but also the ways in which the industry itself damages the development of nations around the world. According to ...and more »

Determined fight against tobacco need of hour, says minister - Daily News & Analysis

Determined fight against tobacco need of hour, says ministerDaily News & AnalysisKerala Health minister K K Shylaja today stressed the need to launch a determined fight against tobacco, which causes a host of terminal illnesses, including cancers. She also exhorted all to take pledge against tobacco use which is a threat to ...and more »

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Law amendment critical - Independent Online;

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Law amendment critical - Independent Online

Independent Online#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Law amendment criticalIndependent OnlineSeveral civil organisations, united under the banner of tobacco control are calling on the National Department of Health to finalise amendments to the Tobacco Products Control Act. In a joint statement released this morning, the National Council ...and more »

World No Tobacco Day: Group urges action against exposure to second-hand smoking - Premium Times;

World No Tobacco Day: Group urges action against exposure to second-hand smoking - Premium Times

Premium TimesWorld No Tobacco Day: Group urges action against exposure to second-hand smokingPremium TimesThe Centre for Communication Programs Nigeria (CCPN) has called on the federal government to implement effective health policies that would reduce the use of tobacco products in Nigeria. In a statement on Wednesday to mark this year's World No ...and more »