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2012-04-26 10:53:19

Millions of smoking-related deaths could still be prevented by 2030 if the World Health Organization smoking reduction policy is applied immediately worldwide, say University of Michigan researchers. Further, the number of smokers could have been reduced by 34 percent had the WHO policy been implemented globally in 2010. Researchers developed two sets of projections predicting smoking outcomes from 2010 to 2020 and then again to 2030, with or without the implementation of the smoking...

2012-04-26 10:50:26

But prevalence could be as low as 13 percent if WHO measures adopted The global prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults is set to fall by just 1.7 percentage points by 2030 if governments do not do more to intervene, finds research published online in Tobacco Control. But if World Health Organization (WHO) measures are adopted, global prevalence would fall from just under 24% in 2010 to just over 13% by 2030, predict the researchers. Smoking kills more than 5 million people...

2012-04-20 12:44:29

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation The successful implementation of smokefree legislation in Hong Kong has led to an overall decrease in the total number of smokers but the remaining smokers who are finding it difficult to quit are going on to become "hardcore" smokers, according to a new study from Hong Kong presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. Hardcore smokers are defined as those smokers that are daily...

2012-04-19 21:14:15

Anti-tobacco television advertising helps reduce adult smoking, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Health Research and Policy -- but some ads may be more effective than others. Adults and youth are exposed to a variety of anti-smoking messages on television. However, no research had been done on whether the ads, produced by various sponsors, impact adult smoking behaviors, or on how the ads differ, says Sherry Emery, a senior...

2012-04-03 09:21:09

Tips from Former Smokers campaign shows real lives and bodies damaged by tobacco Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Tips from Former Smokers campaign, calls to the 1-800-QUIT-NOW quitline have more than doubled. Call volume rose from 14,437 calls for the period Monday, March 12 — Sunday, March 18, to 33,262 calls for the period Monday, March 19 — Sunday, March 25, and a record 34,413 calls for the period Monday, March 26 —...

Graphic Tobacco Ads Declared Constitutional
2012-03-20 09:26:39

An appeals court voted 2-1 Monday that a federal mandate requiring cigarettes and similar products to carry graphic warning images does not violate the free speech rights of tobacco manufacturers. According to Jennifer Corbett Dooren of the Wall Street Journal, the decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit deemed that the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the right to regulate tobacco-based...


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