Tanzania to formulate law to control tobacco related diseases - Xinhua

DAR 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 ...

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

About 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.

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

BEIJING: 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 ...

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

AMMAN — 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 ...

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

Public 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 ...

Even after a partial ban on smoking - Greater Kashmir

Despite 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 ...

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

New 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 ...

PRESS RELEASE: World No Tobacco Day observance - St. 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 ...

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

The 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 ...

Vellore officials target smokers - The Hindu

A 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 ...

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

Cigarettes 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 ...

Ector the teddy bear spies on parents who smoke - West - Welfare Society Territory

Ector is the first soft toy in the world to protect children from passive smoke. In fact, this little bear starts to cough incessantly any time he picks up on it. With the aim of focusing the attention of parents on the damage that smoking cigarettes ...

'World No Tobacco' day observed - Pakistan 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 ...

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

2017-05-31-10_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.

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

The 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 ...

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

Anti-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, ...

Study reveals high environmental cost of tobacco - MyHighPlains

(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 ...

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

Today, 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 ...

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

Kerala 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 ...

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Law amendment critical - Independent Online

Several 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 ...