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International Updates Archive

Smoking ’causes hundreds of DNA changes’

3 November 2016: Smoking leaves an “archaeological record” of the hundreds of DNA mutations it causes, scientists have discovered. Having sequenced thousands of tumour genomes, they found a 20-a-day smoker would rack up an average

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The Race to a Tobacco Endgame

25 October 2016: Correspondence toProfessor Ruth E Malone, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA; ruth.malone@ucsf.edu Accepted 5 October 2016 During the past month alone,

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Asian Countries Declare War on Cigarettes

16 October 2016: Japan’s health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki said that the government will step up measures against passive smoking while seeking public understanding ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, reported NHK on Friday.

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Transparency, Yes. Interference, No.

5 September 2016 There was a time when public health discussions on tobacco were an extraordinarily open process. Government officials met a wide range of people and listened to their concerns and ideas as they

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The doctor who beat big tobacco

When Dr Bronwyn King discovered her pension fund was investing in the cigarette companies that were killing her cancer patients, she was staggered. And she knew she had to act 1 August 2016 On Good

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