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China's smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study Cigarette smoking will kill about two million Chinese in 2030, double the 2010 toll, said researchers who warned of a "growing epidemic of premature death" in the world's most populous nation.
09 октября 2015
Can smoking drive you mad? Study suggests it might People who suffer from psychosis are about three times more likely to be smokers, but scientists have long scratched their heads over which one leads to the other.
10 июля 2015
Photo courtesy of elmundo.cr A Syrian fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana A Syrian national was fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana.
08 июля 2015
Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease More than half of current and former smokers who can pass basic lung function tests may suffer from lung diseases that have gone undiagnosed.
23 июня 2015
Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths: study Smoking is responsible for nearly half of deaths due to certain types of cancers in 2011.
16 июня 2015
©REUTERS More than one in five US high school students smoke More than one in five US high school students smoke, putting themselves at risk of disease and premature death.
14 ноября 2014
France to go for plain cigarette packets in 2016 France will introduce plain cigarette packaging in 2016, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said.
08 октября 2014
©Reuters/Regis Duvignau World No Tobacco Day: WHO urged not to snuff out e-cig The e-cigarette was pushed centre stage ahead of World No Tobacco Day, with doctors and policy experts urging the UN's health agency to embrace the gadget as a life saver.
30 мая 2014
Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes Singaporeans are defying a ban on electronic cigarettes despite stiff fines for distributors and smugglers, health authorities said.
26 апреля 2014
S. Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers South Korea's state health insurer said Monday it had filed a lawsuit against three domestic and foreign tobacco makers, seeking damages of 53.7 billion won ($51.6 million) for payouts over smoking-related illnesses.
15 апреля 2014
Smoking ban reduces pre-term births, childhood asthma Bans on smoking in public and the workplace led to a 10 percent drop in premature births and in emergency asthma treatment for children.
28 марта 2014
Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in public places Los Angeles lawmakers voted to ban e-cigarette use in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited, including work places, restaurants and bars.
05 марта 2014
Smoking in France, losing its puff? It was banned in restaurants and al fresco eating became all the rage. It was banned in offices, and business started getting done in huddles on the sidewalk.
05 марта 2014
Cigar aficionados vie to create Cuba's 'longest ash' A thick cloud of smoke hung in the air at Havana's annual cigar festival, where some 200 smokers took part in a novel contest to produce the longest unbroken ash.
01 марта 2014
An Indian worker collects bidis. ©Reuters/Jagadeesh Nv US bans bidis made by Indian tobacco company US regulators on Friday banned four types of small cigarettes known as bidis made by an Indian company, marking the Food and Drug Administration's first-ever oversight action against a tobacco product.
23 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Carlos Barria China can prevent 13 million smoking deaths by 2050: study China can prevent nearly 13 million tobacco-related deaths by 2050 by fully implementing a set of neglected anti-smoking policies it had already agreed to.
19 февраля 2014
Quitting smoking makes you happier, says study Moderate or heavy smokers who quit tobacco get a boost in mental wellbeing that, for people who are anxious or stressed, is equivalent to taking anti-depressants.
14 февраля 2014
Smoking pot no more dangerous than drinking: Obama President Barack Obama says smoking pot is no more dangerous than drinking but calls it a "bad idea," amid a push for legalization in several states.
21 января 2014
Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than lung cancer, including blindness, diabetes, erectile dysfunction and liver cancer.
20 января 2014
Smokers scarce in America, 50 yrs after health warning Fifty years ago, almost half of Americans smoked cigarettes -- at work, in restaurants, schools and even in hospitals. Then came a landmark warning that changed everything.
13 января 2014

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