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Motsoaledi shrugs off tobacco job loss

October 30th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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THE money and employment benefits of growing tobacco are nothing compared to the damage to human health caused by smoking, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Monday.

His comments followed the release by the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa of a study into the $10bn tobacco value chain in 15 African countries.
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Smoking stats more startling than expected

October 26th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Despite the negative health implications of smoking tobacco, millions of people continue to light up each and every day. While past generations may have been able to claim ignorance as to the effects smoking has on the body, nowadays ignorance is no excuse.
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Altoona Regional takes aim at tobacco

October 5th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Starting New Year’s Day, Altoona Regional Health System will not hire tobacco users nor allow tobacco use anywhere on its properties.

The hospital board approved the policy change as part of a “comprehensive approach to health and wellness” – given the damage inflicted by tobacco to users and through secondhand smoke even to non-users, according to the hospital.
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Smoking rules for films to be renotified

September 12th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The fight between the health ministry and the I&B ministry over the proposed smoking rules for films seems to have been sorted out with the health ministry all set to re-notify new smoking rules soon.

According to the amended rules to be followed “only by those movies having smoking scenes”, the filmmakers will have to give a 20-second audio-visual anti-smoking message, with a voice-over of one of the actors seen smoking in the film, to be displayed at the beginning and after the intermission for 15 seconds.
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Expanding smoking ban the right move

August 3rd, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Surely, the juxtaposition was not lost on anyone who was present on Wednesday at a celebration marking the Durham County Board of Health’s Smoking Rule taking effect. The event took place at the American Tobacco Campus, at what was once the home of the American Tobacco Co. and Liggett & Myers.
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Lincoln parks could soon be tobacco free

June 15th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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If all goes according to plan, Lincoln parks could be tobacco-free in two weeks. It got approval from the Board of Health Tuesday night, now it needs approval from the Parks Department.

Its little butts leftover that make playing in the sand not so fun for dad and son. But if smokers picked up after themselves, this non-smoker doesn’t have a problem with it. Ream more »

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Awareness programmes on ill-effects of tobacco held

June 1st, 2012 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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The district-level awareness programme on the ill-effects of tobacco was held on Thursday at the Aluva Taluk Hospital to mark the World No Tobacco Day. M.T. Jacob, chairman, Aluva Municipal Council, inaugurated the programme.

District Medical Officer R. Sudhakaran and cardiologist Jaideep Menon held a class on the occasion. Ream more »

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Tobacco expert appointment ignites protest

May 31st, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A row over the appointment of a Chinese tobacco scientist to a prestigious academy intensified this week when almost 100 leading thinkers signed a letter protesting the move.
Xie Jianping, deputy director of China National Tobacco Corp’s Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute, was accepted into the Chinese Academy of Engineering in December 2011. His research specializes in refining low-tar cigarettes. Ream more »

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County workforce has serious tobacco habit

May 25th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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A new study has provided the first detailed data on tobacco use in Tooele County, including information on who smokes, why they smoke, and what may help them to stop.

Hilary Makris, Blake Smith and Jay Sadler — all former graduate students in the public health and nursing department at Westminster College — conducted a survey that asked 1,063 workers at 13 entities in Tooele County about their tobacco use habits. Ream more »

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Childhood exposure to passive smoking have long-term hazards

May 24th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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Children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to suffer from chronic cough in adulthood, a new study has claimed, giving one more reason why one should stop smoking at home.

A University of Arizona team which analysed the results of 24-year-long study found that non-smokers who were exposed to passive smoking during their childhood had a higher risk of developing chronic chest infections.
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