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Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, is to be honored with the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for World No Tobacco Day, the only Special Recognition to be given this year. Dr. Vázquez was selected for the award in acknowledgement of his achievements sc
study provides important empirical evidence of a relationship between tax structure and cigarette consumption. … The results are consistent with existing evidence and suggest that a uniform and specific tax structure is the most effective tax structure
It sets three targets: to ensure that by 2023, 1 billion more people benefit from universal health coverage; 1 billion more people are better protected from health emergencies; and 1 billion more people enjoy better health and wellbeing. WHO estimates th
In This Issue… Learn about recent FDA actions under the agency’s nicotine-focused tobacco regulatory framework and Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan—all with the common goal of reducing tobacco’s disease and death toll in the United States. On this page:
The turning point for smoking came in 1964, when Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first report that outlined the dangers of smoking. That’s the report that health-care workers need to write about gun violence. The doctors who treat the carnage, t
taxation and regulation has been remarkably ineffective in helping smokers quit. Growing evidence from the U.S. and other countries suggests the use of less-harmful alternatives to cigarettes—such as smokeless tobacco, heat-not-burn, and electronic cigare
Around one in six mothers-to-be are still smoking in Telford & Wrekin – but numbers have reduced over the past year after a new role was created to tackle the problem head-on.
To make the goal achievable, India must look beyond improving diagnosis and treatment and attack the many factors that are driving tuberculosis. A win-win strategy for the government will be taking strong action to reduce tobacco use. The first World He
Discusses the effects on attitudes toward smoking of adolescent girls by the portrayal of Lois Lane as a Marlboro cigarette smoker in the film Superman II. The film is criticized for promoting cigarette smoking to an impressionable population
I hope that the ban on smoking and the sale of cigarettes would be next. Tobacco smoking is the single most important source of preventable morbidity in the world. But sadly, not much has been done to combat the scourge. Tobacco kills half of its users