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Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease

More than half of long-term smokers who pass lung-function tests have respiratory-related impairments Date:June 22, 2015 Source:National Jewish Health Summary:More than half of long-term smokers and ex-smokers who are considered disease-free because they passed lung-function

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The world’s hottest tobacco product: vapor

While cigarette sales volume slipped 0.4 percent worldwide in 2014, the global vapor tobacco industry nearly doubled in size to $6 billion from 2013 to 2014. That’s according to a report from Euromonitor International, which

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Trade-Agreement Troubles

In2012, Australia implemented tough anti-tobacco regulations, requiring that all cigarettes be sold in plain, logo-free brown packages dominated by health warnings. Philip Morris Asia filed suit, claiming that this violated its intellectual-property rights and would

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The Best Way to Quit Smoking Isn’t E-Cigs

In the latest in-depth review of studies investigating which smoking cessation methods work best, experts say there isn’t enough evidence to support using e-cigarettes to kick the habit The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a

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Experts call for a tobacco-free world by 2040

(Reuters) – A world virtually free of tobacco and its devastating health consequences could be a reality within 30 years if governments showed political will and took stronger action against cigarette companies, health experts said

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UK Lords Votes for Standardised Cigarette Packs

Introduction Expected 20th May 2016 The tobacco industry suffered a “decisive” political defeat today, as the House of Lords joined the House of Commons in voting for the standardised (“plain”) packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products. The

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Ireland versus Big Tobacco

by Susan Mitchell New Zealand, France, Norway and Finland are all considering plain cigarette packaging legislation The government is facing down legal threats from Big Tobacco over plans to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes, with

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WCTOH 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The 16th WCTOH 2015 is happening on the 17-21st March 2015.   Read the opening message of the organizers here:  http://www.wctoh.org/key-information/welcome-message   View the programme here:http://www.wctoh.org/programme   Other pertinent information on the main website:  www.wctoh.org

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