Research sheds new light on why smoking in pregnancy is harmful

7 August 2017: Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to various long-term health problems in offspring, especially respiratory disorders. Several human studies have indicated that maternal smoking is associated with lung under-development, airflow limitation, an increase in the […]

A smoke-free Tokyo as an Olympic legacy

20 June 2017: NEW YORK – To enforce or not to enforce a comprehensive indoor smoking ban is the question facing Japan as it prepares to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In response […]

Stop Smoking: It’s Deadly and Bad for the Economy

31 May 2017: Higher taxes on tobacco products reduce tobacco consumption and improve public health, while also increasing government revenues that can be used to fund priority investments and programs that benefit the entire population. […]

How to cut smoking in poor countries

1 June 2017: The recipe to get people to quit is well-known. Why are so many governments ignoring it? IN SOME rich countries ex-smokers now outnumber those who still puff on. But in many poor […]

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