NEWS & ARTICLES

July 28, 2017

US PLANS TO CURB NICOTINE IN TOBACCO

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking to limit nicotine content in tobacco products, for the first time in its history
July 3, 2017

PUB SMOKING BAN: 10 CHARTS THAT SHOW THE IMPACT

It's 10 years since smoking was banned in enclosed workplaces in England, following similar moves in the rest of the UK. But how has the "pub smoking ban" changed the country?
May 29, 2017

UC IS NOW TOBACCO FREE

Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States and kills more than 400,000 Americans every year. This is more than deaths caused from alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders, and suicides combined!
May 18, 2017

DUTERTE SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ON NATIONWIDE SMOKING BAN

MANILA (UPDATE) - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public places nationwide, officials confirmed Thursday. Speaking to ABS-CBN News, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said Duterte signed the executive order last May 16. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and
May 2, 2017

JAPAN WRESTLES OVER SMOKING BAN AS TOKYO OLYMPICS LOOM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo risks being one of the unhealthiest Olympic Games hosts in years, as an anti-smoking law exposes deep rifts over tobacco tax revenue, personal freedom and the dangers of passive smoking, which kills thousands of Japanese each year.
April 21, 2017

MCD ELECTIONS: IN A FIRST POLL BOOTHS TO BE ‘TOBACCO-FREE’ ZONES

NEW DELHI: In a first in the country, the Delhi State Election Commission has declared all the 13,234 polling booths 'tobacco free' ahead of the MCD polls, to be held on this Sunday. The move comes after Delhi government's Health Department approached the State Election Commissioner urging him to declare all the polling
April 7, 2017

SMOKE-FREE BABIES AS A GOAL: 15% OF PREGNANT FINNS STILL SMOKE

The harmful effects of tobacco on foetuses have been known for decades, yet 15 percent of pregnant women in Finland still smoke. Numbers of pregnant smokers in other Nordic countries have been falling in recent years, but the percentage has remained stagnant in Finland.
April 6, 2017

SMOKING KILLS THE MOST IN INDIA, CHINA, RUSSIA AND AMERICA

Junk food consumption coupled with sedentary lifestyle is triggering a host of ailments in people all across the world. Smoking and tobacco consumption is another factor to push the number of premature deaths up. Statistics estimate close to 6 million premature deaths triggered due to tobacco consumption across the world.
March 3, 2017

SMOKING BLOCKS THE SELF HEALING PROCESS IN LUNGS, INCREASING CANCER RISKS

Smoking harms almost every organ of your body and causes 87% of lung cancer deaths. Smoking tobacco is amongst the leading causes of many other diseases such as heart attack, COPD, erectile dysfunction, and birth defects. It has become a most popular form of drug abuse. Smoking is dated as early as 500 BC, and today,
January 10, 2017

TOBACCO-RELATED DEATHS WILL RISE TO 8 MILLION BY 2030, SAYS REPORT

Geneva: The global total annual number of deaths linked to tobacco consumption will increase from the current six million to eight million by 2030, according to a study by the World Health Organisation and the US National Cancer Institute.
November 23, 2016

NON-SMOKERS TOO AT RISK FROM SECOND-HAND SMOKE

A ban on smoking in public places came into effect across India eight years ago -- but India still remains home to 12 per cent of the worlds smokers and they with their second-hand smoke pose a threat to those who don't smoke.