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ASH Submission to WHO on NCDs

In our letter to the World Health Organization's consultation on the future Global Action Plan on NCDs (2013-2020), ASH outlines key provisions member states and WHO should consider for successful strengthenin...
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Russia moves toward strict smoking limits

MOSCOW — The lower house of parliament, which has raised the blood pressure of many Russians by banning American adoptions and restricting opposition rights, attempted to lower it to healthy levels Friday as la...
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Toward tobacco-free troops

The Pentagon recently announced a force reduction of 80,000 troops. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the new military will need to be “smaller, leaner, but agile and flexible.” But how do we achieve an ag...
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Study calls for tobacco profits cap

An extra £500 million a year could be raised in tobacco tax if an independent regulatory agency to cap cigarette manufacturers' profits was set up, academics have said. The creation of an 'Ofsmoke' agency to...
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Meningitis Linked To Smoking While Pregnant

Women who smoke while pregnant can triple the chances of their child succumbing to a major cause of meningitis, according to new research. Several studies have already suggested a link between passive smokin...
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New Zealand’s Proposed Plain Packaging

The discussion about New Zealand’s proposed law on plain packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products, largely followed the earlier debates on Australia’s law. New Zealand notified its intention to i...