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Smoking rates remain alarming for several groups in US
Tobacco control measures have reduced overall smoking rates in the US from 42 percent in 1965 to 15 percent by the middle of this decade, but a new American Cancer Society report said several vulnerable subpopulations continue to smoke at high rates.
US smoking rate falls, but 38 million still light up
The number of American adults who smoke has decreased, but nearly 38 million still put their health at risk by using cigarettes, US government data showed.
Commission urges Greece to implement smoking ban in public places
The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it ‘cultural degradation’.
New US teen habit dangerous as smoking a pack a day
JUULing is a dangerous form of vaping sweeping through high school hallways and bathrooms across the US. Research from Truth Initiative shows that 25 percent of 15- to–24-year-old JUUL users do not identify their behavior as vaping, instead referring to it as ‘JUULing’.
Minimum smoking age now 21 in Oregon
The New Year means you must be at least 21 years of age to purchase tobacco products in Oregon in the US.
Cellphone usage is the new smoking
Cellphone usage is the new smoking.
Smoking ban cannot be enforced in jails, UK Supreme Court rules
A prisoner suffering from poor health has lost his attempt to enforce the smoking ban in English and Welsh jails after the supreme court ruled that crown premises are effectively exempt from the enforcement of health regulations.
Loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day
Loneliness and social isolation are damaging our health, both mentally and physically. Being cut off from social interaction is not only a problem for the elderly but also younger people, and the impact it has on our bodies is thought to be equivalent to smoking over a dozen cigarettes a day.
Tobacco company-funded ads spotlight disease, deaths caused by smoking
Tobacco companies are forced to admit the dangers of smoking as part of new ad campaign ordered years ago by a federal court — now that appeals have run their course.
Measures to fight passive smoking in Japan diluted
Japanese Media reported that the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is weighing significantly easing the conditions for allowing smoking in restaurants in its planned measure to curb indoor smoking bode ill for efforts to combat health damage from secondhand smoke.
France considers banning smoking from films
The sultry smoker lighting up on a Parisian café terrace, a staple image for countless French films, could soon be a thing of the past if the country’s health minister goes ahead with plans to ban smoking in movies.
Smoking rate in South Korea rebounds in 2016
The smoking rate in South Korea rebounded last year, data showed, despite the government's effort to lower the rate with a hike in cigarette prices starting 2015.
Stop smoking and lose weight if you want an operation
Routine operations for overweight patients and smokers are to be delayed by up to three months under new proposals by the National Health Service (NHS).
Smoking kills 125 people a day in Canada
The Conference of Board of Canada said smoking is responsible for a ‘devastating health burden’ that highlights the need for the government to toughen its efforts to cut the use of tobacco.
Smoking costs 45,400 lives in Canada annually
There are more than 45,400 deaths in Canada attributable to smoking, and the habit cost the economy $16.2 billion in 2012, according a new study from the Conference Board of Canada.

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