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

While smoking in young Australians is declining, roll-your-own cigarettes are becoming more popular. from · Email · Twitter40; Facebook124; LinkedIn · WhatsApp · Messenger; Print. Yesterday morning, Australia's tobacco industry ...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 »

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 »

Tobacco the 'silent killer' of HIV patients, say researchers - Medical Xpress

Researchers at the University of York have shown that tobacco use is more common among HIV positive individuals than HIV negative individuals. The study, published in The Lancet Global Health, aims to raise further awareness of the dangers associated ...and more »

How to cut smoking in poor countries - The Economist

The recipe to get people to quit is well-known. Why are so many governments ignoring it? Print edition | Leaders. Jun 1st 2017. IN SOME rich countries ex-smokers now outnumber those who still puff on. But in many poor countries smoking is on the rise ...and more »

Hampshire County Council slammed after £80 million pumped into British American Tobacco - Daily Echo

Hampshire County Council's pension fund has invested the money into one of the biggest tobacco companies in the world, British American Tobacco (BAT). The council top the list of UK authorities who have investments in tobacco. However, some of the ...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 »

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

The number of adult Israeli smokers has increased for the first time in decades, to nearly one-quarter of the population, according to an annual report released by the Health Ministry on Thursday. Since the 1970s, the number of Israelis who smoke ...and more »

The smoky future of the tobacco farmers in India - Media India Group

'At the crossroads of life and livelihood' was a perfect name given to a study done on India's tobacco industry; the second largest in the world after China. As the country endorses campaigns against the consumption of tobacco, the alternative ...and more »