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Number of e-cigarettes smokers among Chinese middle school students on the rise significantly: survey

31 May 2020 Xu Keyue Source, Global Times E-cigarette smoking is becoming more popular among Chinese middle school students as the proportion of e-cigarettes smokers had increased significantly in 2019, according to a survey published on the 33rd World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) on Sunday, which was also one day before the fifth anniversary of …

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Coronavirus may be worse for smokers and vapers. And youth won’t save you.

15 May 2020 Dr. Mark Calarco, NBC News The research is new, but evidence suggests smoking may dramatically worsen COVID-19.   In early March, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told journalists that a 22-year-old Brooklyn man had been hospitalized with a COVID-19 diagnosis. The man didn’t appear to have any pre-existing conditions; all doctors knew …

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#TheUnfilteredTruth Campaign

This coming 31 May, 2020, #WorldNoTobaccoDay2020, we’ll tell you #TheUnfilteredTruth about the tobacco industry. #TobaccoExposed #WNTD2020 #WNTD Teaser 1: “Like and Share this on Facebook and Twitter!“ Teaser 2: “Like and Share this on Facebook and Twitter!“ https://seatca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SEATCA-Pre-Launch-Post1.mp4https://seatca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SEATCA-Pre-Launch-Post2.mp4Show your support for our vision of a tobacco-free world by changing your profile picture with our customized frame #BigTobaccoAddictedToKid #WorldNoTobaccoDay2020 #WNTD #WNTD2020 #Ecigarettes #HTPs #HeatedTobaccoProducts …

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#TheUnfilteredTruth: Tobacco companies’ new products for a new generation of addicts

Bangkok/Manila, 29 May 2020: The tobacco industry is selling new products such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) to create new generations of addicts. This was revealed by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) in a new report “Today’s teens, tomorrow’s customers: Baiting youths with new tobacco products to create a new generation …

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Tobacco use and coronavirus (COVID-19): A deadly but preventable association

27 May 2020 Patricio V. Marquez, World Bank As we mark World No Tobacco Day on May 31, let’s consider the impact of tobacco use on coronavirus (COVID-19) outcomes.  The virus has infected more than 5.5 million people in 188 countries and territories, killing more than 350,000. Tobacco use is causally linked to diseases of nearly all organs of …

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Big Tobacco use menthol cigarette ban to promote rival products

25 May 2020 Matthew Chapman, The Bureau of Investigate Journalism The tobacco giant Philip Morris has taken advantage of the UK’s ban on menthol cigarettes to promote its new tobacco product, despite heavy restrictions on advertising tobacco. In the run up to the ban the company hired sales reps to promote its menthol heated tobacco …

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Celebrating tobacco control champions in the Western Pacific Region

22 May 2020 Dr Mom Kong, Cambodia Movement for Health, receives WHO Director-General Special Recognition Award Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes individuals or organizations from across the world for their accomplishments in tobacco control with WHO Director-General Special Recognition Awards and World No Tobacco Day Awards.  For World No Tobacco Day 2020, the honour goes to Dr Mom …

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Health Ministry for halting production, sale of tobacco products

20 May 2020 Independent Online/UNB The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday urged the authorities concerned to suspend production, supply, marketing, and sale of all kinds of tobacco products in Bangladesh to help fight against coronavirus. The Health Services Division of the ministry issued a letter to the Industries Ministry in this regard, …

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Exit strategy: we can do it for COVID-19, why not tobacco?

18 May 2020 Mike Daube, Rob Moodie, Insight+ COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 and declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020. Australia is now seen as a world leader in taking action based on public health advice. This has entailed profound restrictions on social and economic activity, adverse impacts on …

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