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May 31 2010

Tobacco Market Targeting Women in Poor Countries

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smoking woman in poor countriesThe World Health Organization has called for “global action” to protect women and girls against the sickness and suffering caused by tobacco use. The health organization’s call to action comes ahead of the international launch of World No Tobacco Day on May 31. WHO Director General Margaret Chan said tobacco use is “neither liberating nor glamorous,” but is instead “addictive and deadly.”

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May 31 2010

Indonesian kid smokers

Ardi-Rizal smokingThe outcry over a video of an Indonesian toddler smoking has thrown the spotlight on a nation struggling to modernise attitudes to the lethal dangers of tobacco.It has also highlighted the dilemma facing international entertainers who are invited to perform at big-money events sponsored by tobacco companies.Performers like Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys responded to anti-smoking campaigns and only continued with their shows after tobacco sponsorship was pulled.Indonesia is the world’s third-largest tobacco consumer. In a nation of 235 million people, 63 per cent of men light up and about one-third of the population smokes.

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May 31 2010

Is there a possibility to quit once and for all

man smokingTo millions of people, smoking cigarettes has become an addiction. It has even reached the point where some smokers can’t stand a day without puffing a pack or two. This addiction is fed by tobacco companies that continue to manufacture sticks of cigarettes despite health warnings from governments. Although there have been efforts at discouraging the uninitiated from smoking, those who are already deep in the habit find it difficult to stop. But there are success stories of smokers quitting for good, and whatever the reason for quitting, former smokers have felt the benefits.

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May 31 2010

QUIT smoking: Ex-smokers tell their stories

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man smoking cigaretteBack in 1949, more than half of all adult males smoked, and about a third of all adult females. It’s hard to believe. Of course back then the dangers of smoking — while recognized in certain enlightened circles — were widely ignored. Consider that in 1946, R.J. Reynolds unveiled its “More Doctors Smoke Camels” ad. If our doctors were unconcerned about their smoking, why should anyone else worry?

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May 29 2010

Smoking cigarettes are sweet poison

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youth smoking cigarettesDivisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Ms. Naseem Lankar today while describing smoking as a sweet poison and a major cause for fatal diseases among the smokers,appealed people to avoid such injurious habits. While inaugurating an awareness programme on hazardous effects of smoking at Biscoe High School Srinagar organized by Voluntary Health Organization (VHO), Divisional Commissioner Naseem Lankar appealed the youth especially school children to stay away from such activities and also took part in eradicating the social evils like smoking etc. from the society which can lead to a certain death.

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May 29 2010

Smoking ban in Malta faces problems

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smoking ban in MaltaThe smoking ban in Malta was facing serious enforcement problems, an EU-wide survey indicated yesterday, confirming the widespread perception that exists locally.More than a third of Maltese respondents admitted that when they last visited a bar, people there were smoking. The survey was conducted last October.Although it seems that restaurants are more careful, 16 per cent said people were allowed to smoke even in such places.

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May 29 2010

Tobacco pact and its progress

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no smoking usaNegotiators have made significant progress on a global pact to halt smuggling and counterfeiting of tobacco products in a week of talks, the World Health Organization (WHO). But they did not discuss a proposal to ban sales of duty-free cigarettes, which activists say are frequently diverted into illicit trade that costs governments an estimated $40 billion in lost taxes.

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May 29 2010

New anti-smoking campaign of €15.8m

anti smoking companyThe European Commission today launched a €15.8m anti-tobacco campaign targeting the young after a survey showed that 35% of 15-24-year-olds are smokers.The Republic of Ireland figure is even higher at 39% – exceeded only by France and Spain (48%), Belgium (44%), Bulgaria (42%) and the UK (40%), according to the latest “Eurobarometer” poll, conducted last October.EU Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner John Dalli warned: “Tobacco kills 650,000 Europeans every year, and many lives could be saved by reducing tobacco consumption.“I am particularly concerned about smoking rates amongst young people – Europe cannot passively watch future generations smoke away their health”.

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