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Even A Small Amount of Secondhand Smoke May Up Your Risk for A-fib

19 June 2024 By, HealthDayTV In a new study, adults exposed to about 2.2 hours of secondhand smoke per week were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, a serious heart rhythm disorder. Being around secondhand smoke may increase your risk for atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, a serious heart rhythm disorder. In a new study, middle-aged adults […]

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Australia-first anti-vaping campaign uses threat of social harm, not cancer, to get its message across

10 June 2024 By Jake Evans, ABC News A teenager hiding in a school bathroom stall, a man wheezing as he sits in the gym, a woman stressing as she tips out her handbag. The nation’s first anti-vaping campaign isn’t the distressing, graphic images of people dying in hospital beds or failed organs on an

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Health chief dismisses claims over flavored cigarettes ban could hamper tourism

9 June 2024 By The Standard Secretary for Health Lo Chung-mau on Sunday stressed that the ban on flavored cigarettes would not stop tourists and business people from coming to Hong Kong. This came after some lawmakers suggested the smoking control measures might reduce travelers’ interest in visiting Hong Kong. Lo said there are far

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Hong Kong to impose 10 new tobacco control policies

7 June 2024 By Catharina Cheung, Time Out Vapes and e-cigarettes face being banned soon in the city As part of ongoing efforts to create a ‘tobacco-free Hong Kong’, the government announced 10 new policies on tobacco control on Thursday, June 6. Most notably, some of these measures involve prohibiting all flavoured cigarettes and smoking alternatives

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NSW Pushes Smoke-Free Sports Venues in Anti-Vaping Drive

1 June 2024 By The Mirage Western NSW Local  Health District’s  Health Promotion Team is partnering with Narromine Shire Council to help ensure community sporting venues across the local government area (LGA) are kept smoke and vape free, as the next step in the Narromine Anti-Vaping Intervention (NAVI) pilot project. The NAVI project aims to

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China intensifies smoking regulations as more cities join in

26 May 2024 By Shine China is ramping up its efforts to control smoking as 44 cities newly introduced or revised regulations in 2023, bringing the total number of cities with relevant regulations to 254 nationwide, said health authorities. At the provincial level, 24 regions in China have rolled out regulations on smoking, with the

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Tobacco and nicotine industry tactics addict youth for life

23 May 2024 By WHO Young people using e-cigarettes at rates higher than adults in many countries The World Health Organization (WHO) and STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog, are launching today “Hooking the next generation,” a report highlighting how the tobacco and nicotine industry designs products, implements marketing campaigns and works to shape policy

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