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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...
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Pressure to End $30m Tobacco Investment

THE NSW government is considering abandoning tobacco investments after a backlash from health experts and anti-smoking campaigners. It has for the first time admitted to having nearly $30 million invested in...
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Women Who Quit Smoking Live Decade More

Women who stop smoking before middle-age live about 10 years longer than women who continue to smoke throughout life, a new study from the United Kingdom finds. Smoking until middle age does reduce lifespan...