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How to cut smoking in poor countries - The Economist

IN SOME rich countries ex-smokers now outnumber those who still puff on. But in many poor countries smoking is on the rise, particularly among men. In parts of Africa more than a third of men smoke. In some Asian countries men are as likely to smoke as ...and more »

Health ministry caves to LDP, shelves restaurant smoking ban vow - The Japan Times

The health ministry on Friday decided not to include a pledge to ban smoking in restaurants in its long-term policy on cancer control, yielding to pressure from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party to leave the lax regulations intact. The Health, Labor ...and more »

Indonesia tobacco bill would open tap for ads aimed at kids, health official says - Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A proposed Indonesian tobacco law will roll back regulations to discourage smoking in a country that already has one of the highest smoking rates in the world and open the floodgates to advertising aimed at teenagers, a health ...and more »

World No Tobacco Day 2017: Why Does It Matter? - World Bank Group (blog)

"Sugar, rum, and tobacco, are commodities which are nowhere necessaries of life, [but] which are ... objects of almost universal consumption, and which are therefore extremely proper subjects of taxation." - Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and ...and more »

Breaking with Western world, Israelis smoke more in 2016 than ever before - The Jerusalem Post

The smoking rate among Israelis over the age of 21 has risen for the first time in 29 years to 22.5%, an increase of 12.5%. According to the annual smoking report – required by law to be issued by the Health Ministry on May 31 but released a day late ...and more »

Cheaper cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco slows smoking's downward spiral - The Conversation AU

Yesterday morning, Australia's tobacco industry woke to the latest chapter in the book documenting its inexorable decline. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released data from its 2016 National Drug Strategy Household Survey, which it has ...and more »

What smoking cigarettes means for the future of our planet - Mic

It's no secret that smoking is bad for you. Cigarettes are responsible for one in every five deaths in the U.S. — that's more than 480,000 people a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But beyond the toll smoking takes on ...and more »

For first time in decades, number of smokers rises - The Times of Israel

22.5% of Israelis, nearly one-third of men, use cigarettes; tobacco companies spend NIS 60 million annually on advertising. By TOI staff 2 June 2017, 1:18 am 3 Edit · Facebook · Twitter · email; Print; 121 shares. Illustrative photo of a woman smoking ...and more »

Smoking cost Israeli economy NIS 13b in 2016 - Globes

A report by the Minister of Health about smoking in 2016 was published today, shedding light on the extent of smoking in Israel among various population groups. The report also addresses the economic aspects of smoking. According to the report, 22.7 ...and more »

Tobacco kills 7 million a year, WHO says - Daily Nation

Each year use of tobacco products kills nearly 31,000 Kenyans aged over 30 years and about 7 million people globally. This, according to the World Health Organisation, makes tobacco use one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced.and more »