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China's smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study
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.

China's smoking death toll to double to 2 million in 2030: study
Can smoking drive you mad? Study suggests it might
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.

Can smoking drive you mad? Study suggests it might
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A Syrian fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana

A Syrian national was fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana.

A Syrian fined for throwing a cigarette butt in Astana
Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease
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.

Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease
Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths: study
Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths: study

Smoking is responsible for nearly half of deaths due to certain types of cancers in 2011.

Smoking behind half of major cancer deaths: study
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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.

More than one in five US high school students smoke
France to go for plain cigarette packets in 2016
France to go for plain cigarette packets in 2016

France will introduce plain cigarette packaging in 2016, Health Minister Marisol Touraine said.

France to go for plain cigarette packets in 2016
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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.

World No Tobacco Day: WHO urged not to snuff out e-cig
Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes
Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes

Singaporeans are defying a ban on electronic cigarettes despite stiff fines for distributors and smugglers, health authorities said.

Singaporeans defy ban on e-cigarettes
S. Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers
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.

S. Korea state insurer sues three tobacco makers
Smoking ban reduces pre-term births, childhood asthma
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.

Smoking ban reduces pre-term births, childhood asthma
Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in public places
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.

Los Angeles bans e-cigarettes in public places
Smoking in France, losing its puff?
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.

Smoking in France, losing its puff?
Cigar aficionados vie to create Cuba's 'longest ash'
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.

Cigar aficionados vie to create Cuba's 'longest ash'
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.

US bans bidis made by Indian tobacco company
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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.

China can prevent 13 million smoking deaths by 2050: study
Quitting smoking makes you happier, says study
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.

Quitting smoking makes you happier, says study
Smoking pot no more dangerous than drinking: Obama
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.

Smoking pot no more dangerous than drinking: Obama
Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report
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.

Cigarettes more dangerous than ever: US health report
Smokers scarce in America, 50 yrs after health warning
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.

Smokers scarce in America, 50 yrs after health warning

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